HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 cc349-50W
19. Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to prevent racial polarisation in the education system.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

I have no evidence that the education system is encouraging polarisation on racial grounds. In many schools teachers are devoting much thought and effort to promoting greater understanding laid harmonious relationships among children of different ethnic origins. But the schools cannot insulate pupils from what they experience outside the school.