HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c502W
Mr. Coombs

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for the expansion and future development of the information technology education centre programme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

My Department has now achieved its target of establishing 175 ITeCs. We shall continue to provide pump-priming financial support to individual centres for a three-year period after their establishment. Following the expiry of this period it is intended that ITeCs will be in a position to become partially self-supporting as a result of their own commercial activities.

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