HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 cc1280-1
26. Mr. Silvester

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which local education authorities are placing teachers in industry for short periods on the lines of Schools Council Working Paper No. 7 during the 1967–68 school year.

Miss Bacon

I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the 35 authorities taking part this year in schemes organised jointly by the Confederation of British Industry and the Schools Council. Local education authorities and local committees of the British Productivity Council are cooperating in other schemes and I greatly welcome these initiatives.

Mr. Silvester

As it is two years since the initial experiment, is my right hon. Friend satisfied that enough progress is being made with this scheme, which was welcomed by both the C.B.I. and the Schools Councils? What further steps has she in mind for stimulating it still further?

Miss Bacon

I should like to see these schemes extended, and I shall consider whether any approach to the local education authorities is now necessary.

Following is the information:

English Counties
Berkshire Lancashire
Cheshire Northumberland
Cornwall Yorkshire (West Riding)
English County Boroughs
Barnsley Middlesbrough
Birkenhead Newcastle-on-Tyne
Bootle Plymouth
Bristol Reading
Carlisle Rotherham
Chester St. Helens
Doncaster Sheffield
Darlington Sunderland
Gateshead Wallasey
Leeds Wigan
Liverpool Worksop
Welsh Counties
Denbighshire Glamorgan
Flintshire Monmouthshire
Welsh County Boroughs