§ Mr. Baldry
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what guidance he has issued to local education authorities about their provision of a careers service; and whether he has any plans to alter it.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
My right hon. Friend's current general guidance to local education authorities about the careers service is given in a memorandum issued jointly with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales in November 1980.
I have asked officials to take urgent steps to bring the memorandum up to date. In particular, I see a need for greater emphasis on the importance of work with employers as a basis for sound, practical and realistic help to youngsters.