HC Deb 11 December 1990 vol 182 c329W
Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the outcome of the meeting of European Community Education Ministers on Thursday 6 December.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I represented the United Kingdom at a meeting of the Education Council and of the EC Education Ministers meeting within the Council on 6 December. The Council and the Ministers meeting within the Council— agreed a resolution inviting the Commission to report on the development of the EURYDICE information network, — invited the Commission to conduct a survey on current and planned school activities in the field of education against drug abuse and to report in the context of its report on the implementation of the resolution of 1988 on health education, — agreed a range of activities to promote co-operation between member states in the development of assessment systems in education, — discussed aspects of the development of professional and vocational higher education.

The meeting was preceded by an informal discussion with the Polish and Hungarian Ministers of Education and the Czechoslovakian Vice-Minister for Education.