HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c465W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will introduce measures to rectify the low achievement in mathematics of 15-year-old children from Wales, in view of the latest report of the assessment of performance unit of the Department of Education and Science.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Improvement of pupil achievement requires action by a range of bodies and individuals and a good deal is already being done, both nationally and locally, towards this objective, including action related to the findings in the Cockcroft report on the teaching of maths in schools.