§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from the teacher unions and associations to the Dearing report on the national curriculum and testing.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State met representatives of the National Union of Teachers on 24 January and the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers on 23 February. We stand ready to discuss the implications of the Dearing report with the four other teacher associations should they wish.