HC Deb 14 February 1989 vol 147 c148W
30. Mr. Tracey

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many areas have applied for development funding for employer school compacts to date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Cope

Forty six areas applied for funding to establish a compact. Partnerships of employers and education authorities in 30 of those areas were granted development funding and are currently preparing applications for four years operational funding.

I have been very pleased by the positive responses from both employers and the education service and I look forward to the establishment of the first compacts later in the spring.

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