HC Deb 31 July 1997 vol 299 c500W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what penalties the Government will enforce against schools which educate five, six and seven-year-olds in classes of more than 30. [11640]

Mr. Byers

It is our pledge that, by the end of this Parliament, all pupils of five, six and seven years old will be in classes of 30 or less. We are consulting on the mechanics of implementing this pledge to reduce class sizes.