To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on recent further developments towards establishing city technology colleges.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Mr. Fisher) and 1 December, at column 751. Since then the Mercers' Company and Thamesmead Town have announced their intention to sponsor the establishment of a city technology college in Thamesmead.