HC Deb 18 April 1991 vol 189 c216W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in theOfficial Report the official visits he has made since his appointment to schools, sixth-form colleges, further education colleges, univer-sities, polytechnics and other educational establishments, with the dates, name of the establishment, its area and the purpose of the visits, in each case.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

My official visits have been as follows:

26 November 1990:

  • Ribston Hall GM Grammar school (Gloucestershire)

30 January 1991:

  • Stockingford First school
  • Stockingford Middle school
  • Alderman Smith High school (Warwickshire)

8 April 1991:

  • The Open University (Buckinghamshire)

I have also made informal and political visits to universities and colleges, and attended conferences and meetings with teachers and lecturers.

Planned official visits to LEA-maintained schools in Gloucestershire and Lancashire were cancelled at a late stage due to urgent ministerial business. My plans before the end of the summer term include visits to maintained schools and FE colleges in the following local education authorities: Cambridgeshire, Camden, Devon, Essex, Hereford and Worcester, Kent, Liverpool, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield; to two GM schools; to one CTC; to colleges of the universities of Oxford and London, and to the university of Nottingham; and to the polytechnics of Liverpool and Sheffield.

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