HC Deb 18 November 1971 vol 826 cc177-8W
44. Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress she is making in consultations with the trade unions and others to enable children under 16 years of age to continue to have work experience after the raising of the school leaving age.

Mrs. Thatcher

Consultations have been concluded and I and my right hon. Friends are now considering the next steps to be taken.