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Party ideas man

Your piece "Staff may bear training burden" (TES, August 9) describes me as "a member of Labour's front-bench education team". Alas, I cannot claim such an exalted position.

I have simply been asked by them to draft out ideas for teacher education policy, and that is what I am endeavouring to do.

COLIN PICKTHALL

Labour MP for West Lancashire

House of Commons, London SW1A

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