12 AUGUST 1972, Page 15

Many apologies

Sir: In a recent letter about ILEA, Which you recently published, I made a factual error about Mr Peter Newsam, the Deputy Educa tion Officer of ILEA. Mr Peter Newsam took a Diploma in Education (with distinction) at Oxford University in 1959; my original source of information was incomplete in its biographical details. I apologise for the embarrassment caused to Mr Peter Newsam and for giving misinformation about an official of ILEA.

Richard Wort Knole Cottage, 69 Murray Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19.