Formal Minutes

Wednesday 1 December 2004

Members present:

Mr Barry Sheerman, in the Chair
Valerie Davey
Helen Jones
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr Kerry Pollard
Paul Holmes
Jonathan Shaw
Mr Robert Jackson
Mr Andrew Turner

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read. (Secondary Education: Teacher Retention and Recruitment: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2003-04).

Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Fifth Report of Session 2003-04 be appended to the Report. - The Chairman

The Committee further deliberated.

Secondary Education: Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 6 December at 3.30 pm