§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the system of vocational training within educational institutions in member states of the European Community; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
My Department receives regular information on vocational education and training within the member states of the European Community from a variety of sources, including the various institutions of the Community and other international institutions such as, for example, the OECD. I would draw the hon. Member's attention, in particular, to the publications of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). Its vocational training bulletin appears three times a year and copies are available in the Library.