§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when Section 4(5) of the Education Act 1944 relating to annual reports to Parliament of the Central Advisory Councils was last complied with; and what representations her Department has received since 1967 concerning failure to implement the mandatory provisions of Section 4.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
The last annual report in which a Secretary of State gave an account of the work of the Central Advisory Councils was presented to Parliament in March 1968. Since 1967 Ministers in the Department of Education and Science have replied to eight paliamentary Questions on the subject of Central Advisory Councils—all but one of them before 1972—and have been involved in one exchange of correspondence. There was also an Adjournment debate on this subject in October 1971.