§ Sir Keith Joseph
Parliamentary business meant that I had to curtail my visit. It is to my host's credit that I still managed to hold my planned discussions with the leaders of the three parties and have talks, unfortunately truncated, with representatives of the teachers' associations. I also met briefly a deputation of parents with children at Croxteth school. I was encouraged by the commitment and effort of all concerned to make progress in developing a city-wide plan for Liverpool's schools and I am hopeful that this will be forthcoming in the autumn.