§ Mr. Chris Patten
The HMI report on the observed effects of local authority expenditure policies on the education service in England in the autumn of 1985 was published yesterday. Copies have been placed in the Vote Office and my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds, North-East (Sir K. Joseph) wrote to all hon. Members for English constituencies. This is the sixth report to be published since this Government decided that HMI's findings should be made generally available and, like its predecessors, it should be essential reading for all concerned with the provision of education.