HC Deb 05 April 1965 vol 710 cc34-5W
Mr. Jackson

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what consideration is being given by her Department in association with the Secretary of State for Education and Science to the recommendation of the Ottawa Commonwealth Education Conference to hold an expert conference on the training of technical teachers; and if she will include on the United Kingdom delegation to such a conference an expert in the training of teachers for tropical agricultural education.

Mr. Oram

The Commonwealth Education Conference recommended the holding of conferences of experts on the teaching of mathematics in schools and on the training of technicians. The Commonwealth Education Liaison Committee has considered this recommendation and agreed that priority should be given to the training of technicians, but will not reach a final conclusion until their next meeting in May. Until a decision has been reached and terms of reference drawn up it is not possible to forecast the composition of the British delegation.