§ Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on the future of the committee of inquiry into the education of children from ethnic minority groups.
§ Mr. Mark Carlisle
With the submission of its report on West Indian children, the committee has successfully completed the first stage of its task. The chairman, Mr. Anthony Rampton, has tendered his resignation because of the greater demand of the committee's future work on his time. I am profoundly grateful to Mr. Rampton for the great personal effort he devoted to the work of the committee. I have appointed Lord Swann FRS, provost of Oriel college, Oxford, to chair the committee for the remaining stages of its important task.