§ Mr. Cormack
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools currently have on their staff a specially appointed careers teacher; and if he will make a statement about careers guidance in secondary schools.
§ Dr. Boyson
Nearly all secondary schools have one or more designated careers teachers. Many of these will have been appointed for other teaching responsibilities and combine these with careers work; only a minority will have been appointed as careers specialists. Local education authority careers officers work in partnership with the schools to give careers guidance.