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Schoolchildren (Training And Education)

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that current regulations are sufficiently flexible to allow young people of school age in appropriate cases to undertake education and training away from school premises; and if he will make a statement.

The present arrangements for linked courses between schools and colleges of further education permit widely varied patterns of provision. My right hon. Friend is considering the suggestion made in the report on the legal basis of further education that in certain circumstances pupils of compulsory school age should be able to continue their full-time education in a further education institution.