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.