HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 cc244-5W
Mr. Scott

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what he proposes to do about the consultative document on vocational preparation entitled " A Better Start in Working Life ", issued by the previous Labour Administration.

Mr. Jim Lester

Better preparation of young people for the world of work is important to the development of a more capable and flexible work force. The views of those concerned on the ideas advanced in the consultative paper would be valuable to the Government both as part of this discussion and as a contribution to its review of the relationship between schools, further education and training. We therefore renew the invitation to comment extended in the paper and would particularly welcome views submitted by the end of the year. Thereafter we shall form our own views on which needs to be done, taking into account our commitment to reduce public expenditure.

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