§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to publish his report on 16 to 19-year-old education; why it has taken so long to produce; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The group of local authority representatives which I chair expects to complete its work very shortly. We met first in November 1979, and could not have done justice to our subject in less time. The Government hope, with the agreement of the relevant local authority associations, to publish the group's report early in the new year.