asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) on 19 November, Official Report, column 224, why he has not yet completed his consideration of the question of the granting of a seat on the Burnham Further Education Committee to the Association of Polytechnic Teachers; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has recently received comments from the Trades Union Congress and the National Association of Teachers in further and Higher Education. He has now invited the Association of Polytechnic Teachers to meet him before he takes a decision on the matter.