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Technical Subjects (Further And Higher Education)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has for the establishment of an open technical college to provide opportunities for the study of technical subjects at further and higher educational level for adult students.

None at present. I said at the Open University graduate press conference on 28 January that I was not suggesting an "Open Tech" in direct imitation of the Open University. What I suggested was that distance learning had a much wider potential application than has yet been realised, including possibly in technical level education.