Are schools to be part of a ‘Shared Future’?

These Westminster parliamentary questions by a Labour MP from the North East of England on how education is to measure up against several strategic initiatives demonstrate the degree to which no one is scrutinising is public policy in Northern Ireland.

Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, why special schools in Northern Ireland are not permitted to move to integrated status.
(78979)

Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps (a) education and library boards and (b) the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools are taking in their rationalisation plans to ensure that the principles of the Policy and Strategic Framework for Good Relations in Northern Ireland: A Shared Future are delivered.
(78978)

Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timescale is for the Strategic Review of the Schools Estate; and whether it will consider how promoting cross-community and cross-sectoral sharing can be incorporated into rationalisation of schools.
(78980)

Mr David Anderson (Blaydon):To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what powers he has to ensure that all educational partners in Northern Ireland meet the requirements of the Policy and Strategic Framework for Good Relations: A Shared Future?

(78985)

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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