Orders of the Day — Education

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 1978.

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Photo of Mr Michael Roberts Mr Michael Roberts , Cardiff North West 12:00 am, 3rd November 1978

Does the hon. Member agree that to have one grammar school in a large city such as Sheffield or Cardiff would not fundamentally alter the nature of the comprehensive schools there? If he believes that the quality of the comprehensive schools will be affected by a grammar school, what does he have to say about those comprehensive schools which draw from a limited social area?