§ 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.