HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 c541W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 1 May,Official Report, column 552, where he stated that 198 Irish schoolteachers had their qualifications recognised in Great Britain under EU rules in 1993–94, what assessment he has made of the number of recognitions cited in the European Commission's recent report on the implementation of the professional qualifications directive; and if he will make a statement. [31122]

Mr. Ancram

The 1,277 recognitions relate to the cumulative total for England and Wales since directive 89/48/EEC was implemented, whereas the 198 recognitions refer to 1993–94 and include Scotland.