HL Deb 11 June 1997 vol 580 c85WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the statement in the Labour Party manifesto that "The judge and jury of LEA performance will be their contribution to raising standards", by what measures this contribution will be judged.

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

We will outline in the forthcoming White Paper our policies for combining support to, and pressure on, local education authorities to ensure that they contribute effectively to raising standards.