HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 cc248-9W
Mr. Dorrell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is inviting views on the consultative paper " Providing Educational Opportunities for 16 to 18-Year-Olds " issued by the previous Administration.

Mr. Macfarlane

The consultative paper raises many important and pertinent questions about the local planning of education provision for 16–18 year olds. The views of those concerned would contribute most helpfully to the review of the relationship between schools, further education and training which the Government are undertaking. My right hon. and learned Friend and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales are therefore renewing the invitation to comment extended in the paper.