HC Deb 02 December 1991 vol 200 c18W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the outcome of the meeting in Brussels on Monday 25 November of the European Community education ministers.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I attended the meeting on Monday 25 November of the Council and the Ministers for Education meeting within the Council. Before the meeting opened formally, the Ministers heard a presentation by the Education Minister of the Russian Federation. The Commission presented its recently published memoranda on higher education and on distance learning. The Council and the Ministers agreed a resolution on the improvement of Community co-operation on research and statistics in education, and conclusions concerning co-operation in relation to quality assessment and transnational mobility in higher education, transnational school partnerships, and questions concerning the teaching profession. The Council and the Ministers noted a report on the implementation of the resolution of 24 May 1988 on the European dimension in education, and they received a report from the Presidency on the work in progress in the Education Committee of the preparation of a draft convention revising the Statute of the European Schools.

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