HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 cc101-2W
Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in his examination of ways of including integral elements of a school-based curriculum outside school premises, he will consider arrangements for voluntary community service to the old, the lonely and the handicapped.

Mr. Prentice

Local education authorities and schools are already free to decide whether and to what extent community work of this kind should form part of the secondary curriculum. Many already include it.