HC Deb 27 April 1961 vol 639 cc604-5
13. Mr. Walker

asked the Minister of Education whether he will introduce legislation to provide for the establishment of advanced business schools.

Sir D. Eccles

Following the Report of the Advisory Committee on Further Education for Commerce, considerable development of advanced business studies is being undertaken at the colleges of commerce and in certain technical colleges. I am discussing further plans with the colleges and industry. No legislation will be required for these purposes.

Mr. Walker

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his reply. Is it not a fact that we are falling behind our industrial competitors in the provision of education for business management and administration?

Sir D. Eccles

I think that we have a considerable leeway to make up. We are now trying our best to do it, but we require more support from industry itself.