Formal Minutes

Monday 7 February 2005

Members present:

Mr Barry Sheerman, in the Chair
Mr David Chaytor
Valerie Davey
Jeff Ennis
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Greenway
Paul Holmes
Helen Jones

The Committee deliberated.

Teaching Children to Read: Professor Rhona Johnston, Professor of Psychology, University of Hull, Sue Lloyd, co-author, Jolly Phonics, and Ruth Miskin, ReadWrite Inc, were examined.

Neil McClelland, Director, and Julia Strong, Deputy Director, National Literacy Trust, and Melian Mansfield, Vice Chair, and Jo White, Early Childhood Forum, were examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 8 February at One o’clock.