§ Mr. Franks
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the response of the various teachers' unions to the setting up of the Elton inquiry on violence in school classrooms.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
All the unions representing school teachers and head teachers in England and Wales have responded positively to the establishment of the inquiry into discipline in schools, by submitting detailed written evidence for the committee of inquiry's consideration. The National Union of Teachers and the National Association of Head Teachers have mounted special surveys amongst their members, and a number of individual local union branches have also submitted evidence.