HL Deb 29 April 2002 vol 634 c79WA
Baroness Blatch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 25 March (WA 27), when they will publish the consultation paper on "flexibilities" under Chapter 2 of the Education Bill; and when the consultation period will end. [HL3831]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

When the Education Bill receives Royal Assent, the department intends to publish a consultation paper on regulations under Chapter 2 after the school summer recess, early in the autumn term. In line with current guidelines, the consultation process should take a minimum of 12 weeks to complete.