§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the composition and terms of reference of working parties concerned with the proposed reorganisation of secondary education.
§ Mr. Carter
As to terms of reference, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 5th May to the hon. Member for Down, North (Mr. Kilfedder).—[Vol. 949, c.283]The composition of the two working parties concerned with the reorganisation of secondary education is as follows:
Working Party on Voluntary Schools798WDr. J. M. Benn (Chairman)—Former permanent secretary, Department of Education for Northern Ireland.Rev. Bro. J. M. Murphy, Mr. Walter Smyth—representing the Association of Governing Bodies of Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland.Professor M. J. Boyd, Rev. V. A. Mulvey representing the Association of Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards.Very Rev. F. MacLornon, Very Rev. D. McHugh—representing the Catholic Maintained Schools Commission.Mr. D. McKeown, Mr. D. H. Vaughan—representing the Northern Ireland Teachers' Council.
Working Party on Administrative and Legislative Aspects of Reorganisation of Secondary EducationDr. R. J. Dickson (Chairman)—Chief officer, North-Eastern Education and Library Board.Mr. F. Jeffery—representing the Joint Four (Northern Ireland) Teachers' Association.Mr. J. R. Holland—representing the Association of Head Teachers in Secondary Schools.Mr. M. McKeown—representing the Irish National Teachers' Organisation.Mr. D. Riley—representing the Ulster Teachers' Union.Mr. J. A. Scott—representing the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers.Mr. R. D. Carswell, Mr. J. A. Paul—representing the Association of Governing Bodies of Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland.Rev. R. Devine, Rev. C. McCaughan—representing the Catholic Maintained Schools Commission.Rev. Canon F. W. Gowing, Mrs. M. McGregor, Mr. J. Magee, Mr. W. J. Patterson, Rev. R. H. Pinkerton—representing the Association of Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards.Mr. R. H. A. Wallace—representing the Standing Conference on Technical Education.
In addition, following the work of the Taylor Committee in England and Wales, a working party has been set up to consider the arrangements for the management of schools in Northern Ireland, with particular regard to the reorganisation of secondary education and the Government's wish to ensure that integration, where it is desired, should be facilitated and not impeded. The composition of this working party is as follows:
Working Party on School ManagementProfessor A. E. Astin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University, Belfast (Chairman).Mr. W. J. Dickson, Chief Officer, Southern Education and Library Board.Mr. J. Doherty, Chairman, Western Education and Library Board.Professor J. F. Fulton, Department of Education Studies, Queen's University, Belfast.Mr. B. White, Chief Leader Writer, Belfast Telegraph.