Mr. Ron Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received about the future of Scottish colleges of education; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
I refer the hon. Member to my replies to the hon. Member for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Mr. Foulkes) on 27 March at column591–93 and to the hon. Member for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman) on 11 July at column 300. Since his oral statement on 17 July at column 1187–88, my right hon. and learned Friend has received two further representations from my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton).