HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 cc28-9W
94. Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the impending change in the school leaving age, what discussions he is having about the utilisation of the final school year for general industrial training in appropriate cases.

Mr. Crosland

Raising the school leaving age will provide an extension of general education rather than vocational training, but various aspects of the question of providing better links between school and work are being considered by the Ministry of Labour, the Schools Council and my Department.