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Commerce And Industry

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she is now taking to ensure that boys and girls, who stay on at school because of the difficulties in finding work, receive the kind of education and training that will fit them for the highly skilled jobs in industry and commerce; and if she will make a statement on future policy.

on a repayment basis in the three financial years 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76 were as follows:

age do so for a variety of reasons, one of which, perhaps, in combination with others, may be difficulty in finding suitable work. It is for local education authorities, governing bodies and teachers to devise, within available resources, suitable curricula for all their sixth formers, having regard to their abilities and aptitudes and to their future employment needs.