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Schoolchildren (Work Experience)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration she has given to the future relationship between work experience schemes, further education for the 16 to 18 year olds and the school system; and whether she proposes any change in the system of education maintenance awards.

The Report of the Manpower Services Commission's Working Party on Young People and Work proposes that all forms of work experience should wherever possible include a fully-integrated element of further education. The Government have been considering the MSC's proposals, and their implications for the education service, and an announcement will be made shortly.