HC Deb 03 November 1966 vol 735 c649
31. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the progress made by the committee on the integration of the public schools within the state system of education.

Mr. Crosland

I expect the Commission to report towards the end of next year.

Mr. Hamilton

Would my right hon. Friend say what his definition of "integration" is? Would he be assured that the nearer the definition of "integration" gets to "obliteration" the better a lot of us on this side think it will be?

Mr. Crosland

No, Sir. The terms of reference of the Commission, which are quite long, were, to put it mildly, given a good deal of thought and study before I issued them, and I prefer not to go beyond them now.