HC Deb 22 December 1981 vol 15 c398W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to encourage more working class youngsters in the North-East to slay on in school or to enter full-time further education.

Mr. William Shelton

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave to his question on 27 October.—[Vol. 10, c. 332.] There has been an encouraging increase in slaying on in full-time education generally. As noted in the White Paper "A New Training Initiative: A Programme for Action, Cmnd. 8455, published last week, the Government intend to secure development of a new pre-vocational qualification for young people aged 17-plus in schools and colleges This will be a useful addition to the existing range of provision and will appeal to many young people.

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