HC Deb 10 March 1988 vol 129 c283W
Mr. Anthony Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received about the standards in education.

Mrs. Rumbold

We have received over 10,000 responses to our consultation paper on the national curriculum. A number of respondents have noted that many children now fail to do as well as they could and should, and recognise the importance of a curriculum which sets clear and appropriate objectives for all pupils.