HC Deb 13 December 1995 vol 268 c693W
30. Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action she intends to take to improve children's reading ability in primary schools. [3901]

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I have recently announced proposals to establish a network of literacy centres which will work with groups of local primary schools to improve teaching and learning. This will complement action already taken, including the revised national curriculum, regular statutory test and assessment, publication of the results, regular inspection, measures to deal with failing schools, and improvements in teacher training.