§ Q27. Sir Harmar Nicholls
asked the Prime Minister if he will ensure that all Government Departments concerned with training make use of the programmed courses in engineering apprenticeships, details of which have been sent to him, which cut by up to two years the normal five-year training period, in order to increase the supply of qualified people and 255W to maximise the existing teacher-training facilities.
§ The Prime Minister
I take it that the hon. Gentleman is referring to programmed instruction techniques. If so, these are already well known to Government Departments who encourage their use wherever appropriate.