§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will examine the effects of the Education (Work Experience) Act 1973 in order to determine how many local authorities are implementing the provisions for pupils under school leaving age to obtain work experience under the Act; and if he will make a statement on his findings.
§ Mr. Armstrong
My Department does not collect details of the arrangements made by individual authorities in particular areas of the school curriculum. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a recent departmental circular on work experience.