§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to encourage work experience schemes for pupils in their final year at school.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The Government announced on 24 May,Official Report, column 198, that they have asked training and enterprise councils and their partners to ensure that all pupils in their final year of compulsory education can have at least one week's work experience. An additional £23 million will be provided over the three years to 1997–98 to support this.