§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to include in the provisions of the Education (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill the responsibility of education authorities to provide information on examination results from individual schools.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Education (Scotland) Bill includes provision for regulations to be made prescribing the kinds of information that regional and islands councils should give parents about schools under their management. I take the view that parents are fully entitled to know the examination results achieved by a school, in the same way as they should be given information about many other aspects of the school's achievements, aims and organisations, and I propose therefore that examination results should be included in the prescribed information. I shall issue in due course a consultation paper about the content of the regulations which will cover this and other matters.