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Schools (Technology)

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what increase has taken place in 1988–89 and 1989–90 in support for (a) the use of computer-aided design and (b) the use of advanced technology in schools and further education colleges.

[holding answer 21 December 1989]: The Department of Trade and Industry has recently spent the following amounts in order to encourage the use of advanced technology (including computer-aided design CAD) in schools and further education colleges.

£ million
SchoolsFurther education
1987–888·53·5
1988–895·51·6
1989–9012·910·2
1 Forecast outturn for full year.
The 1987 further education figure includes £2·2 million spent on a scheme limited to CAD. Apart from this, it is not possible separately to identify amounts spent on CAD within either schools or further education.