§ Q15. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Prime Minister what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to encourage suitably able pupils to stay on at school or to attend further education colleges to study for GCE A-levels.
§ The Prime Minister
There has been a significant increase recently in the number of young people staying on in schools and further education colleges to take full-time courses including A-levels. To assist this, the Government have provided for additional expenditure of some £100 million in 1982–83. The Government have made clear their commitment to the retention of the GCE A-level examination.