§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what discussions he has had with teachers' representatives and local education authorities about his information pack, Partners in Europe. 
§ Mr. Wicks
The information pack for schools, Partners in Europe, was issued in January 1998 as an initiative supported by the four education departments in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the UK's last Presidency of the European Union. The decision to distribute it was influenced by requests from teachers to update materials already in existence and to provide examples of good310W practice to those teachers wishing to incorporate the European dimension into classroom activities. Since its distribution there has been no formal discussion of the pack with teachers' representatives and local education authorities, but informal feedback suggests it was well received by teachers.