§ Mr. Wilson
[holding answer 30 April 1998]: The Government will set out their plans and priorities for progressing lifelong learning in Scotland in a consultation paper before the summer.
We announced on 25 February that there would be a distinct Scottish University for Industry, building on the strengths of the distinctive Scottish education system and taking advantage of the many successful working partnerships between education and industry. Resources totalling £1.3 million have been allocated to help finance the launch of the Scottish UfI by the year 2000. The next step will be to establish a series of development projects. A Pathfinder Prospectus which set out in general terms how the UfI will operate across the UK was published on 31 March. Further details about the Scottish UfI will be set out in the forthcoming Lifelong Learning Paper.