§ Dr. Mawhinney
In addition to various initiatives designed to improve cross-community contacts I am continuing my support for the education for mutual understanding project under the auspices of the Northern Ireland Council for Educational Development. Work on an EMU guideline for teachers is at an advanced stage and should be published in time for the start of the 1988–89 academic year.
The operation of this project has no relationship to the granting of maintained status to integrated independent schools. In order to achieve this status, these schools must be able to prove their future viability.