HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c115W
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.