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Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues from the Department for Education and others on coordination of Government policy on schools. (108810)

I am deputy chair of the Cabinet Committee on Schools Policy. In addition, I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues on a wide range of issues. As has been the practice under previous administrations, information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees and to internal meetings is generally not disclosed, as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of discussion.