The Attorney-General : The Government have in hand a staged review of the family justice system, and will ensure that the Law Society's recommendations are taken into account as the review considers the areas of law concerned. The society's recommendations include proposals in relation to a formula for calculating child maintenance, which were considered during the passage of the Child Support Bill. Also included are proposals for a system of pension-splitting on divorce, which raise matters of pension law, which is a subject currently under review by the Department of Social Security.
Mr. J. Burn
Mr. J. L. Curry
Miss A. F. Irwin
Mrs. L. M. Kennedy
Mrs. F. F. Southern
Miss J. R. Straker
Mr. D. I. Williams
Mr. Nicholas Brown : To ask the Attorney-General what priority he gives to ensuring an even representation of all geographic areas in Newcastle upon Tyne upon the magistrates bench.
The Attorney-General : The Lord Chancellor expects all his advisory committees to put forward candidates who are suitable for appointment. Subject to this, he requires them to seek to achieve a bench which is broadly representative of the community it serves. To this end, he expects them to take into account geographical and other factors.
Dame Elaine Kellet-Bowman : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the names and locations of each adult education centre, other than colleges of further education, funded by local education authorities.
Mr. Eggar : It is not possible to give names and locations of adult education centres. Much further education for adults is not run within a specific centre. It may be provided as an adult education service run in a variety of locations and using a combination of premises, such as purpose- built centres, school premises, church halls and FE college premises.
Mr. Eggar : Local education authorities may provide further education for adults by way of separate centres or as integral provision within further education colleges. The most recently available expenditure information submitted by LEAs indicates that the following authorities provided further education for adults in separate adult centres or in adult education centres conducted separately on the premises of further education colleges : ILEA
Kingston Upon Thames
Richmond Upon Thames
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Isles of Scilly
Hereford and Worcester
Isle of Wight
Mr. Straw : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list all directives from the European Community issued since May 1979 which are (a) now active in the field of education and (b) under consideration.
Mr. Kenneth Clarke : There are two current EC directives of significance to the field of education agreed since May 1979 : the Council directive of 21 December 1988 on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration ; and the Council directive of 28 June 1990 on the right of residence for students which falls to be implemented by 30 June 1992. A proposal for a Council directive on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training which would complement directive 89/48/EC is currently under negotiation.
Mr. Wallace : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance his Department gives to schools regarding offers of voluntary assistance from unemployed people with relevant skills, as a means of helping them to find employment.