§ Mrs. Rumbold
Appointments to the National Council for Vocational Qualifications are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment. During the summer several letters were received all suggesting that one member of the NCVQ should have a specific responsibility for reviewing the vocational training and qualifications requirements of people with special needs. The final arrangements for membership of the Council, as outlined in the White Paper "Working Together—Educational and Training", were that appointments would be made on a personal basis in the light of individual knowledge and expertise rather than be representative of specific bodies or viewpoints.