HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 c276W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment his Department has made of possible links between lack of maintenance and inadequate school buildings and education standards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

Many factors influence the standards attained in schools and there is no means of identifying the contribution made by any one alone. It is for LEAs to ensure that schools provide an appropriate physical environment for teaching and learning.