HC Deb 16 December 1976 vol 922 cc817-8W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the criteria by which organisations have been chosen for discussion with her on the Annotated Agenda on the future of education; and which organisations have been invited to meet her.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Representatives of the organisations listed below have been invited to take part in the initial round of consultations; they were selected because of their major interest in education. Many other organisations have been sent a copy of the Annotated Agenda and their views will be taken into account.


Teacher Associations

  • National Union of Teachers
  • National Association of Schoolmasters
  • National Association of Head Teachers
  • Joint Four:
  • Association of Head Mistresses
  • Head Masters Association
  • Association of Assistant Mistresses
  • Assistant Masters Association
  • National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education.

Pupils in receipt of free school milk
Year (October) On health grounds As a percentage of eligible pupils in attendance On age grounds As a percentage of eligible pupils in attendance In special schools As a percentage of eligible pupils in attendance
(000's) (000's) (000's)
1971 28 1.0 1,832 94.8 85 95.0
1972 85 3.0 1,850 95.1 88 93.5
1973 87 3.0 1,842 95.1 89 94.3
1974 76 2.7 1,849 95.1 91 94.5
1975 54 2.0 1,865 93.8 95 93.9
All figures relate to a day in October when the census was taken for the years in question.
Comparable figures for 1970 are not available since returns for that year did not distinguish between primary school pupils and junior pupils in all-age schools who were eligible for free milk on age grounds and pupils of all ages in special schools.
Figures for 1976 are not yet available.

  • National Association of the Teachers of Wales
  • Association of Polytechnic Teachers
  • Association of University Teachers

Local Authority Organisations

  • Association of Metropolitan Authorities
  • County Councils Association
  • Welsh Joint Education Committee
  • Association of Education Committees
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Trade Union Congress
  • Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals of the Universities
  • Association of Principals of Colleges
  • Technician Education Council
  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Schools Council
  • Society of Education Officers
  • National Association of Inspectors of Schools Education Advisers
  • Universities Council for Education of Teachers
  • Council for National Academic Awards
  • Church of England Board of Education
  • Methodist Board of Education and Youth
  • Catholic Education Council for England and Wales
  • Committee of Directors of Polytechnics
  • Business Education Council

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