HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c614W
13. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what initiatives he plans to take to improve educational performance in London; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Robin Squire

Parents and pupils in London, as elsewhere, are benefiting from the Government's policies on the national curriculum, local management, and self-governing status for schools. The new four-yearly independent inspection cycle will enable us to monitor standards and take effective action where individual schools are proving inadequate.

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