HC Deb 19 January 1982 vol 16 cc120-1W
25. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he intends to take any further action on the conclusions of the report on the education of 16 to 19-year-olds produced under the chairmanship of his hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Macfarlane).

Mr. William Shelton

Many of the review's conclusions were for consideration by local education authorities and others concerned with the provision of education for 16 to 19-year-olds. My right hon. Friend expects shortly to announce his decisions on proposals for a new pre-vocational qualification for 17-year-olds and is reviewing matters arising from the legal status of further education. A manual for costing 16 to 19 provision, commissioned at the review group's suggestion, is to be published shortly.