HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 cc490-1W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to announce the full membership of the Inner London staff commission which he is required to establish under section 170 of the Education Reform Act 1988.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend appointed Mr. J. J. Warren, former chief executive of the London borough of Newham, to be chairman of the commission in October. I am pleased to say that Mr. Arthur Capelin, previously secretary of the Greater London staff association, and Mr. Trevan Hingston, former head of personnel relations for the Royal Dutch Shell Group, have agreed to serve as the other two members of the Commission. The secretary to the Commissioners is Mr. M. J. Rabarts. The chairman has already held preliminary meetings with a number of those concerned with the staffing implications of the abolition of ILEA, and the full commission is expected to hold its first meeting before Christmas.

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