HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 c552W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on consultation with teachers at school level on the introduction of national education initiatives. [19992]

Mr. Byers

The Government recognises the key role teachers have to play in raising standards in schools. All major consultation documents have been sent to schools as well as to the teacher associations. They responded in kind: 1,800 teachers or groups of teachers responded to the White Paper "Excellence in schools".