HC Deb 21 July 1982 vol 28 c174W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement following his visit to Liverpool.

Dr. Boyson

As my right hon. Friend said yesterday in answer to a question from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Scotland Exchange (Mr. Parry)Parliamentary business meant that I had to curtail my visit. It is to my hosts' credit that I still managed to hold my planned discussions with the leaders of the three parties and have talks, unfortunately truncated, with representatives of the teachers' associations. I also met briefly a deputation of parents with children at Croxteth school. I was encouraged by the commitment and effort of all concerned to make progress in developing a city-wide plan for Liverpool's schools and I am hopeful that this will be forthcoming in the autumn."—[Official Report, 20 July 1982; Vol. 28, c. 125.]