§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what response has been made by Her Majesty's Government to the OECD survey of education and training in the United Kingdom; and if she will provide a refutation of its claim that departure from principles extant in public education since 1870 until 1992 are inappropriate. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
My right hon. Friend the Minister of State issued the Department's comments on the OECD report in a Departmental press notice on 27 July 1995—Ref: 167/95. My right hon. Friend has no plans to comment further on the report.