§ 34. Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the effects of falling rolls on educational standards in secondary schools.
§ Dr. Boyson
The implications of falling rolls for educational standards in secondary schools are set out in circular 2/81, particularly paragraphs 12 and 13; these were expanded in an open letter which my right hon. Friend sent to the leader of Liverpool city council and I am sending a copy to the hon. Member.