HC Deb 24 March 1972 vol 833 cc376-7W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if she will state the names of the seven officers of her Department and five members of Her Majesty's Inspectorate who gave confidential evidence to the James Committee on Teacher Education, together with their respective positions in her Department or sphere of inspectoral responsibility;

  1. (2) what were the topics of the memoranda requested from her Department by the James Committee on Teacher Education and Training;
  2. (3) why she regards as confidential the memoranda supplied by her Department to the James Committee on Teacher Education.

Mrs. Thatcher

The following gave oral evidence to the James Committee:

Sir William Pile, Permanent Secretary.

Mr. T. R. Weaver, Deputy Secretary.

Mr. Leslie Jones, Secretary for Welsh Education.

Mr. H. A. Harding, Under-Secretary, Teacher Training.

Mr. D. E. Lloyd Jones, Under-Secretary, Further Education.

Mr. P. T. Sloman, Under-Secretary, Teacher Supply.

Mr. D. O'Donovan, Assistant Secretary, Teacher Supply.

Mr. H. W. French. H.M.I., Chief Inspector, Further Education.

Mr. W. LI Lloyd, H.M.I., Chief Insepctor, Wales.

Miss K. M. B. Burton, H.M.I., Staff Inspector Teacher Training.

Mr. P. Phillips, H.M.I., Staff Inspector, Teacher Trainnig.

Mr. E. Whiteley, H.M.I., Staff Inspector, Teacher Training.

Memoranda were requested and submitted on the basis that they were confidential. There can be no question of falsifying that undertaking.