§ David Burnside
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the 569W membership and timetable for local area partnerships recommended by the Costello report, broken down by education board area. 
§ Mr. Gardiner
Local Planning and Development Partnerships will comprise representatives of schools and school managing authorities in local areas. The arrangements to establish these partnerships are currently under consideration by the Department of Education with the aim of having them in place by the beginning of the next school year.