§ The Secretary of State for Education and Science (Mr. Edward Short)
I hope to publish a statement on future legislation this summer.
§ Mr. Lane
After publication of the White Paper, and in addition to any discussions by the House, would the right hon. Gentleman consider as a constitutional innovation, in view of the great 723 importance of this matter, the holding of a series of public hearings at which the proposals could be vetted and the Government cross-examined by individuals and interested organisations?
§ Mrs. Thatcher
But I thought the Green Paper was to be published this May. The right hon. Gentleman now says that it will be this summer. Does he mean to put back publication?