HC Deb 27 January 1987 vol 109 cc198-9W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many official speeches he has made on the general subject of education in each of the last four years.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

This information is not available in the form requested.

Since I took office in May last year I have made some 18 major speeches on various aspects of education policy. In the three previous years the comparable figures in respect of my predecessor were:

May 1983 to April 1984 13
May 1984 to April 1985 14
May 1985 to April 1986 14