§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how he proposes to phase the introduction of compulsory day release classes in further education centres in order to improve technical and competitive efficiency.
§ Mr. Maclay
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow. Kelvingrove (Mr. Lilley) on 11th April about the first Report of the Development of Day-Release Committee of the Scottish Technical Education Consultative Council. In Part III of that Report the Committee says it is making a detailed exploration of the issues involved in any scheme for compulsory12W attendance on a day-release basis, and I shall consider the matter further in the light of its advice.