§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what evidence is available to him regarding recent changes in the curriculum of Roman Catholic maintained and voluntary grammar schools to seek to enable more students to achieve technical skills and scientific qualifications required by employers in the engineering industry in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Scott
General inspection reports indicate that in the curriculum of most schools including maintained and voluntary grammar schools increasing emphasis is being placed on the need to equip pupils for life and work in a technologically orientated society. This trend should be given further momentum by our review of and development programme for the curriculum for 11 to 16-year-olds launched in September 1984.