§ 25. Mr. Michael Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what study her Department has made of the adequacy of mathematics teaching in schools in preparation for courses in science, engineering and mathematics in higher education.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Her Majesty's inspectors published an appraisal of problems in some key subjects, including mathematics, in 1977. I also refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's announcement today, in answer to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) of her intention to set up an inquiry into the teaching of mathematics in primary and secondary schools.