§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has proposals to maintain and develop the work of the Committee for Wales of the Schools Council; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science, announced to the House on 22 April the Government's proposals for the future of the Schools Council for Curriculum and Examinations. The proposals are being discussed today with the local authority associations who, with the Government, jointly finance the Schools Council. Curriculum development needs in Wales will be borne in mind during these and subsequent discussions.