asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made by the steering committee on research into sandwich education; and if he will make a statement.
The report of the steering committee on the programme of research into sandwich education was published today. Copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. As was announced in the Green Paper "The Development of Higher Education in the 1990s" (Cmnd. 9524), the Government propose to consult the relevant advisory bodies about the report's conclusions and will look to them in particular to offer guidance on means of ensuring that sandwich courses justify their extra cost.