HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c372W
Mr. Ronald W. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will state the criteria upon which he based his decision to add a directive to the Flowers report before that report had been printed and officially sent to him;

(2) what discussions took place between his Department and the Flowers committee before the report was signed; and if the attachment of his departmental directive to that report indicates that the relevant section of the report is superseded by the directive.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

There have been no discussions between my Department and the Flowers committee, nor have I asked for any directive to be added to that committee's report.