HC Deb 16 May 1980 vol 984 c679W
Mr. Gummer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will discuss with the teaching unions ways to give one-teacher schools the widest variety of voluntary help to add to the educational opportunities they offer.

Mr. Macfarlane

My right hon. and learned Friend is sure that voluntary help can add much to the life and work of all types of schools—including those with one teacher—but believes that this must be a matter for local initiative and decision.