HC Deb 08 May 1962 vol 659 c210
34. Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Education whether he accepts the recommendations of the report made by the ad hoc biological research committee to the Council of the Royal Society and presented by that Council to the chairman of the Advisory Committee on Scientific Policy in November, 1961, so far as those recommendations relate to schools; in particular, whether he accepts recommendation No. 2 on page 21 of the printed report: and what progress has been made in the implementation of that recommendation.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

I understand that this report was prepared at the request of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy and it is now under consideration by that body. I am not yet in a position to comment on its recommendations.

Mr. Mitchison

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there was a note of urgency about the recommendations and that action was recommended by the proper authorities, which I think include the right hon. Gentleman himself? How long is he going to wait?

Sir D. Eccles

I have to wait until the Council has advised my noble Friend the Minister for Science, who in turn will communicate with me.