§ Mr. Steen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue a circular to local education authorities to advise them on ways in which they could more fully involve parents in assisting the teaching staff, to help in maintaining order in the classroom and the playground, and in participating in the more effective functioning of the school within the community.
§ Dr. Boyson
I welcome steps which improve the links between home and school, and if local education authorities in general were to express an interest in receiving guidance on the broad issue, my right hon. Friend and I would be ready to consider the possibilities. A detailed circular on the lines suggested, however, is unlikely to be helpful to the authorities.