HC Deb 17 March 1982 vol 20 cc125-6W
Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which proposals contained in Cmnd. 8455, "A New Training Initiative: A Programme for Action", require expenditure by his Department; and what is the estimated annual cost of each of these proposals.

Sir Keith Joseph

Paragraph 57 of Cmnd. 8455 gives a broad indication of the Government's expenditure plans in respect of industrial training and related education and further details are given in chapters 4 and 10 of part 2 of the Government's expenditure plans (Cmnd. 8494-II). The improvements in the curriculum in the years of compulsory education and the development of provision in the immediate post-compulsory years—paragraphs 12–16 of Cmnd. 8455—will be implemented within the cash planned for schools and non-advanced further education but separate annual costs have not been identified. Additional students in colleges under the new youth training scheme—paragraph 29 of Cmnd. 8455—as well as through schemes of unified vocational preparation—paragraph 20 of Cmnd. 8455—will be funded by the Manpower Services Commission.

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