HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 c12W
Mr. Hornby

asked the Minister of Education whether he is yet in a position to announce his proposals for an inquiry into primary education.

Sir E. Boyle

Yes. When the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) has completed its present task I intend to reconstitute it with the following terms of referenceTo consider primary education in all its aspects and the transition from primary to secondary education.

In due course I shall ask the Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales) to consider the Welsh aspects of this inquiry and I am arranging for some common membership between the two Councils.

I am glad to say that Lady Plowden has accepted my invitation to become the next Chairman of the Council, and that Mr. John Newsom, the present Chairman, has kindly agreed to serve as Deputy Chairman when the Council is reconstituted. I hope to announce the names of the other members before long.