HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 cc128-9W
33. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he proposes to ensure that those local education authorities which were named by Her Majesty's Inspectors as having allowed standards of provision in their schools to fall below the minimum acceptable make more adequate provision.

Sir Keith Joseph

The recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of schools was about the national pattern of provision as they observed it and the effect which that pattern has on educational performance. It was not a detailed assessment of the provision made in each and every local education authority, still less its performance, and did not name individual local education authorities.