HC Deb 09 December 1981 vol 14 c420W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any plans to extend the operation of the microelectronics education programme into the further education sector, with special reference to microprocessor applications.

Mr. William Shelton

To the extent that the work of schools and colleges overlaps, the programme already includes elements that can be expected to help the further education sector; for instance, the Royal Society of Arts is being commissioned under the programme to produce materials for the in-service training of business studies teachers. There are, however, no present plans to extend the scope of the programme to cover further education more generally.