HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c197W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to encourage children to remain in the education system after the age of 16 years; and if he will make a statement.[3669]

Dr. Howells

We are currently developing a range of measures to encourage young people to continue their education after the age of 16, which will carry forward the commitments made in our election manifesto within the limitations of current public expenditure plans. This will be our Target 2000 programme. I hope to be able to make an early announcement on the details of a number of initiatives.