HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 c183W
27. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in his consideration of the representations made to him by the Scottish consumer council in response to his parents' charter proposals on education, he has reached any definite decisions about a parent's right to inspect his child's school records; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

I have the Scottish Consumer Council's response under consideration together with other comments I have received on my consultative paper. My proposals are intended to encourage a greater degree of openness between schools and parents, but the specific question of a parental right to inspect school records is a complex and sensitive matter which will require further study.