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Computer Instruction

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools in the county of Derbyshire provide instruction in computer programming.

My Department does not collect this information. I understand, however, that about half the county's 84 secondary schools have introduced work involving computers into the curriculum.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he now intends to provide additional funding for computer instruction in primary and secondary schools ; and if he will make a statement.

It is intended that projects to stimulate and improve the use of computers in primary and secondary school teaching will be supported under the microelectronics development programme for schools and colleges announced on 4 March.—[Vol. 980, c. 226.)