§ Mr. Ian Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about his proposals to encourage local authorities and training 645W and enterprise councils to work in partnership to oversee the operation of careers services; and if he will make a statement.
Prior to the White Paper on "Education and Training for the 21st Century" (Cm 1536), I received a very wide response to my consultative document on the future of the careers service. Many of those responding supported LEAs and TECs working closely together. As announced in the White Paper we shall support LEAs and TECs which wish to work together, and we propose to legislate to open up options for the management of the careers service.