HC Deb 02 May 1957 vol 569 c352
23. Mr. Moss

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education whether he will encourage the development in north Warwickshire of courses in secondary modern schools to meet requirements agreed between the principals of technical colleges and the heads of secondary modern schools; and whether, as part of these arrangements, he will agree upon examinations to be taken in the schools prepared by the technical colleges.

Sir E. Boyle

My noble Friend wishes to encourage the closest possible cooperation between the secondary schools and technical colleges in Warwickshire, as elsewhere, but the precise form which it should take is a matter for the local education authority.

Mr. Moss

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that discussions are taking place in north Warwickshire on the subject mentioned, and can he say whether it is true that Her Majesty's inspectors are the stumbling-block to the proposals which are at present under discussion?

Sir E. Boyle

I know nothing of what the hon. Member has just said. All I would say is that I hope that this Question and Answer will draw attention to my noble Friend's keen interest in the matter, but the details of the organisation of school courses and local examinations are surely best left to the local education authorities themselves.