HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 cc182-3W
Mr. Lawler

asked the Paymaster General what output and performance indicators are used to measure the effectiveness of the careers service; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

Responsibility for the effectiveness of careers services rests primarily with the local education authorities. Information about the variety of ways in which they assess the output and performance of their services is not collated centrally.

However, my Department, through the work of the Careers Service Inspectorate, aims to ensure that authorities provide an effective properly managed service in accordance with the guidance of a general character issued to them by the Secretary of State.

In addition, authorities are required to provide statistical information on the work of their services to the Department. A revised and improved return is being introduced in October.

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