§ Mr. K. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in advance of the creation of new management colleges at London and Manchester, he will take steps to provide 154W grants for selected executives from industry to attend special courses in management teaching techniques which he will provide at already established universities.
§ Mr. Hogg
The initiative for the introduction of any university course lies with the university concerned, and I am sure that the universities are aware of the importance of these studies. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of State explained in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Mr. Maude) on 23rd March, there is a special course in management teaching techniques at the Regent Street Polytechnic, and suitably qualified persons from industry are eligible for local education authority grants to attend it if they intend to take up management teaching in technical colleges, or universities.