HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 cc301-2W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether it is his policy that young people at courses of further education should have to leave such courses when examinations are pending; and whether he will add to any official circulars he has issued on this matter some advice as to how his officials might explain to young people his Department's view of examinations.

Mr. Golding

I can add nothing to the reply given to my hon. Friend by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science—[Vol. 946, c.80–1]—other than to say that the official circular on the subject of eligibility for supplementary benefit of unemployed young people attending part-time further education courses from my Department to the Local Education Authorities' Careers Service merely provides information about the regulations of the Department of Health and Social Security.