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Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education what undertakings have been given to Prospect school, Berkshire, in relation to funding under the technology college initiative.
Mr. Robin Squire : The Prospect school submitted an application for technology college status to the Department on 19 January. No undertakings have been given by the Department to the school in relation to the outcome of this application, nor to funding under the technology college initiative.
Mr. Don Foster : To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will outline the conditions for the release of holdback grant to further education colleges.
Mr. Boswell : Colleges within the further education sector will be required to give the FEFC an assurance that their governing body is satisfied that all contracts of employment entered into with newly employed staff on or after 1 April 1994 provide adequate flexibility for the college to make proper use of its resources, both human and material, throughout the week and year in accordance with the institution's and its customers' needs. In the case of colleges which, immediately prior to entering the further education sector, were maintained or assisted by a local education authority, this assurance will need to include confirmation that all contracts of employment entered into with newly appointed teachers or lecturers on or after 1April 1994 are significantly different from those used by the maintaining or assisting LEA immediately before the college entered the further education sector. In both cases, the FEFC will ask colleges to sign a declaration that they have met the condition.
Mr. Don Foster : To ask the Secretary of State for Education what legal advice he has received on the contents of the letter from the Minister for Further and Higher Education to the Colleges Employers Forum of 8February; and what plans he has to revise the letter in the light of legal advice and recent pay settlements.
Mr. Boswell : I wrote the letter on advice from my Department. The letter was sent five days after the Prime Minister's announcement of proposed pay increases for the review body groups, including school teachers, and in full knowledge of it. I have no intention or revising the letter.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on the Education Bill [ Lords ] since 7 December; and what plans he has to amend or withdraw the proposals contained therein.
Mr. Boswell : My right hon. Friend has had a variety of representations. As my right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State made clear on 10 February, Official Report, House of Lords, column 133 , we are holding discussions with the representative bodies of the further and higher education institutions.
Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who are the members currently appointed to each of the regional flood defence committees.
Mr. Jack : Current ministerial appointees to regional flood defence committees in England are as follows :
Mr. John S. Martin OBE, Mr. John C. Childs JP
Mr. Hugh A. Duffield, Dr. Martin George OBE
Mr. William E. Grant, Mr. David J. Riddington
Mr. William H. R. Squier
Mr. Edward A. Wrangham, Mr. John W. Gibson
Mr. Roger S. P. Howell, The Hon. Andrew H. Joicey
Mrs. Alison J. Lough, Mr. David G. H. Stewart
Mr. William M. Wannop OBE, Mr. Keith Bury
Mr. Peter M. Entwhistle, Mr. Sidney D. Hill
Mr. Rowland J. W. Slack
Mr. Charles G. Hawthorne, Mr. Jeremy R. Chamberlayne
Mr. John Dainty OBE, Mr. Derwas A. Dale
Mr. Andrew J. L. Fraser, Mrs Joyce Gilman
Mr. John G. Markwick, Mr. Martin R. Prosser
Mr. Christopher D. Neame, Dr. Timothy J. H. Bines
Mr. Ian R. F. Hammond, Mr. David G. L. Monnington
Mr. Howard J. Richards, Mr. Timothy J. Sobey
Mr. Gerald Manning OBE, Miss Deborah J. Clark
Mr. Michael R. Hughes, Mr. Mark Robins
Mr. Michael J. Stanbury, Mr. Richard A. Waller
Mr. Michael Davies OBE, Mrs. Clare E. Broom
Dr. Yvonne O. Barton, Mr. Arnold Q. Hitchcock CBE
Mr. Jeremy B. Joseph, Mr. John G. Peel
Mr. Hugh Scantlebury, Mrs. Jean Venables
Mr. Ralph H. Baker, Mr. John B. Bush
Mr. Stanley H. Chedzoy, Mr. Roger J. A. Martin
Mr. Roger Willis
Mr. Thomas D. Collier, Mrs. Joan M. Burnett
Mr. Barry R. Croft, Mr. John R. Welford
Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who are the members currently appointed to the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales.
Mr. Jack : Current members, appointed by the Secretary of State for Wales and myself, are as follows :
Professor J. S. Marsh (Chairman)
Mrs. J. E. Thomas
Sir John Wordie
Mr. H. Hughes
Mrs. J. Gove
Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who are the members currently appointed to the Food Advisory Committee.
Mr. Soames : Current membership of the Food Advisory Committee is :
Column 844Dr. E. S. Page (Chairman)
Professor D. L. Georgala (Deputy Chairman)
Dr. M. Ashwell
Mr. R. Evans
Mrs. A. J. Hardinge
Professor R. M. Hicks
Mr. R. Manly
Miss P. Mann
Mr. P. A. Martin
Mrs. J. Moore
Dr. R. Pugh
Ms B. Saunders
Dr. J. V. Stevens
Dr. R. G. Whitehead
Professor H. F. Woods
Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who are the members currently appointed to the Home-Grown Cereals Authority.
Mr. Jack : The full membership of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority is currently as follows :
Mr. Brian Nelson CBE (Chairman)
Professor Gordon Dickson (Deputy Chairman)
Mrs. Valerie Boakes
Members Representing the Interests of Growers of Home-Grown Cereals
Mr. James Atkinson
Miss Helen Browning
Mr. Richard Butler
Mr. Jeremy Dillon-Robinson
Mr. David George OBE
Mr. John McKee
Mr. Ian McLaren
Mr. John Moor
Mr. Michael Pearson
Members Representing the Interests of Dealers and Processors of Home-Grown Cereals
Mr. Michael Adams
Mr. James Clark
Mr. Ken Hairs
Mr. Pat Lake
Dr. Archie McFarquhar
Mr. Bill Niven
Mr. George Parker
Mr. Robin Pirie
Mr. Eric Ross
Mr. Kilfoyle : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who are the members currently appointed to the Covent Garden Market Authority.