Inner City Areas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:20 am on 6th March 1987.

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Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam , Blaydon 11:20 am, 6th March 1987

Does my hon. Friend recall that, shortly before he took over as leader of Gateshead council, it was one of the four local authorities named in the inspectorate report as liable not to provide an acceptable level of education? One of my hon. Friend's first tasks was to do something about that problem when, at the same time, the Department of Employment said that it was overspending by £1 million.