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Equipment Provision

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if the Government have plans to improve the availability of computers and like equipment with the proper training for teachers, to primary and secondary schools in 1985 and 1986.

Primary responsibility for the provision of computers and like equipment in schools rests with local education authorities and with the schools themselves.We are currently considering whether any fresh initiatives, building on the success of the micros in schools schemes, might be taken by this Department. Provision for teacher training would depend on the nature of any initiative.