asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many letters he has received from people in Scotland requesting him to reconsider his policy in respect of the colleges of education, following the vote in the House on 5th April.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of the colleges of education have been visited by himself or the junior Minister responsible for education since he issued his consultative document about the future of the colleges.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received from district Labour councillors in Ayrshire on the need to retain Craigie College of Education; how many of these representations sought a favourable decision and announcement before 3rd May; and what replies he has sent.
None of the correspondents supporting the retention of Craigie College of Education has identified himself as a district Labour councillor.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he or any other Scottish Office Minister intends to visit Craigie College now that the consultation process is completed before he makes a final announcement in respect of the college.
My right hon. Friend and I have no plans for such a visit.