Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grant (Wales)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:54 pm on 15th July 1987.

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Photo of Mr Alex Carlile Mr Alex Carlile , Montgomery 9:54 pm, 15th July 1987

Does my hon. Friend agree that in the context of a Government who believe in parental choice for education it is most important that village primary schools should be maintained? The vast majority of parents in rural mid-Wales, particularly in my hon. Friend's constituency and in mine, infinitely prefer to send their children to village primary schools, and if necessary they are prepared to pay for the education of their children.