§ Mr. Cant
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she is taking to implement the recommendations of the Council of Educational Technology national management programme in the field of computer-aided school management systems and computer-assisted teaching.
§ Mr. Oakes
The five-year National Development Programme in Computer Assisted Learning, which was set up following a recommendation of the former National Council for Educational Technology, was designed primarily to develop and secure the assimilation of computer-assisted learning on a locally funded, institutional basis. In the main, therefore, it is for educational establishments and their maintaining authorities and for those immediately involved in the training of industrial and Armed Services personnel to draw their own conclusions from the information collected through the programme's activities. On a national level, the grant to the present Council for Educational Technology is being increased so 249W that the council may co-ordinate the exchange of information and programmes in this field.