HC Deb 02 April 1979 vol 965 cc494-5W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what progress has been made in the scheme agreed at the Commonwealth Education conference in Accra in 1977 about funding a scheme of practical training and experience in industry by contributions from all the countries taking part in that conference; and whether she will make a statement.

Mrs. Hart

We await the report of a working group set up by the Commonwealth Secretariat to make recommendations on the feasibility and operation of such a multilateral scheme.

I attach great importance to industrial training, for which generous provision is currently made in my Department's bilateral programmes of technical co-operation with overseas Governments.