HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 cc305-6W
14. Mr. Barnes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received about the implications for colleges of art of the report of the Pooling Committee on curricular activity and staff resources in further education colleges; and what replies she has sent.

Mrs. Thatcher

Seventeen letters have been received, mostly through hon. Members, about implications of the committee's memorandum on student/staff ratios for advanced level work. The replies have explained that the memorandum was commended to local education authorities by the local authority associations, and that it is a matter for individual authorities to consider its application.