Part of Orders of the Day — Supply – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd July 1974.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , Newham North East 12:00 am, 3rd July 1974

As many hon. Members wish to speak in the debate, I do not want to discuss at length this afternoon the future of direct grant and independent schools. However, let us have a debate about them. I should be delighted to debate the subject at any time the Opposition choose. I have answered the point on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in what I have just said. There cannot be, and there never has been, under any Government in practical circumstances a completely free choice for the majority of parents. We might as well face that frankly.