HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 c126W
28. Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about the work experience schemes being run by secondary schools.

Mr. William Shelton

The Government welcome the work experience schemes organised in many schools for pupils in their final year of compulsory education and hope that a larger proportion of pupils will undertake work experience courses as part of their preparation for adult and working life. The Department does not collect detailed information about the provision of work experience in individual LEAs, but it is usually estimated that between one-third and one-half of all secondary schools already have such schemes.

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