§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Meadowcroft) on 12 March, Official Report, column 260, in what month he expects to issue the draft circular on recommendations of the Swann report mentioned in his reply to the hon. Member for Yeovil on 24 February, Official Report, column 152; whether there have been any delays in preparing this draft circular; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
I expect that the draft circular on the collection of ethnically based educational statistics will be issued for consultation during the summer. I regret that this information was inadvertently omitted from m) reply of 12 March to the hon. Member for Leeds, West (Mr. Meadowcroft) at column760.