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School-Business Links

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools have links with local businesses.

This information is not collected for all schools in England. However, a recent DES survey of 500 secondary and 500 primary schools, the findings of which will shortly be published in a DES statistical bulletin, found that 90 per cent. of secondary and over 50 per cent. of primary schools had links with local businesses.