§ Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the recent appointment of Sir John Maud to be Chairman 332W of the Royal Commission on Local Government, he will continue to serve as Chairman of the Schools Council; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Crosland
Sir John Maud has told me that his duties in connection with the Royal Commission will make it impossible for him to continue to serve as Chairman of the Schools Council for the Curriculum and Examinations. In accepting his resignation I have expressed my very warm thanks to him for the exceptionally valuable contribution he has made to the success of the Council's first two years of work. I am glad to announce that Mr. Alan Bullock, Master of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, has accepted my invitation to succeed to the Chairmanship of the Council. The change will take place on 1st October next.