§ 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.