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A Language for Life: The Bullock Report

Bullock Committee of Inquiry

The Bullock Committee of Inquiry was set up by Mrs Margaret Thatcher, then Secretary of State for Education, in 1972. The establishment of the committee followed closely on the publication of the report of the National Foundation for Educational Research entitled The Trend of Reading Standards. This report implied that reading standards were declining and said that there was wide concern about methods being used to teach English in primary schools.

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