§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the Prime Minister if she has any plans to improve the co-ordination of the Government's information effort on the subject of schools opting out of local authority control in Scotland; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
No. The Government's position is clear. There are no plans to allow Scottish schools to opt out of education authority control in the School Boards (Scotland) Bill which is currently before Parliament. For the future, provision for opting out in Scotland remains a possibility.