HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 cc181-2W
82. Mr. Stern

asked the Paymaster General if, in appropriate circumstances, he will accept less than three years as a trial period for any education authority before permitting that authority to enter the national technical and vocational education initiative scheme.

Mr. Trippier

We believe that it would normally be appropriate for an education authority to have had at least three years experience of participation in the technical and vocational education initiative before beginning to extend the initiative across all authorities' educational institutions. There are no plans at present to make any exceptions.

83. Mr. Hancock

asked the Paymaster General how much money the technical and vocational education initiative will provide per pupil; and what was the comparable figure on the pilot scheme.

Mr. Trippier

Maximum allocations of funds will be determined for individual local education authorities, but authorities will have considerable freedom to propose how they allocate the funds available to meet the aims of the initiative. In contrast to the pilot phase there will be no requirement for separate cohorts of TVEI students of a particular size. It is not therefore possible to quote a meaningful figure for direct expenditure per pupil.

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