§ Mr. Butterfill
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will bring forward proposals for the development of teaching company schemes within the tourist industry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Butcher
A major review of the teaching company scheme is now being undertaken under the direction of the Teaching Company Management Committee. One of the 471W issues which will be considered is the scope and growth prospects for the scheme. The case for an extension of the scheme into new industrial and commercial sectors, including the tourism sector, will be examined as part of the review.