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Industry And Education

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to strengthen industry and education links, particularly in regard to marketing and production engineering.

Co-operation between those responsible for industry and education can make a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland's economic future and the Government are currently examining how existing links might be strengthened.The Government are considering proposals for improving the development of marketing management expertise in Northern Ireland and creating a better understanding of the marketing function in industry. As regards production engineering, the recommendations of the Finniston committee are highly relevant and are being studied.