HC Deb 12 June 1990 vol 174 cc172-3W
25. Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools have links with local businesses.

Mr. Alan Howarth

This information is not collected for all schools in England. However, a recent DES survey of 500 secondary and 500 primary schools, the findings of which will shortly be published in a DES statistical bulletin, found that 90 per cent. of secondary and over 50 per cent. of primary schools had links with local businesses.