HC Deb 12 December 1980 vol 995 c498W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement regarding the difficulties which are being experienced by colleges, polytechnics and universities in placing students on sandwich courses in the public and private sector as a consequence of the deepening economic recession.

Dr. Boyson

The Government are very conscious of these 'difficulties and as far as possible within current manpower and financial constraints are seeking to sustain the public sector's provison of sandwich course placements. In the private sector it is for the employers themselves to determine what placements they can make available within their firm's overall training commitment. As well as contributing some limited direct funding for placements in key occupations, the Government are financing a unit to improve the information available to the providers and users of sandwich courses

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