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November 10, 2000

MP presses for paid study time

Every employee should receive a minimum number of paid education and training hours, according to a new bill. The Lifelong Learning (Paid Study Time) bill was introduced this week by Labour MP David Chaytor. He told MPs that British employees were less well-qualified than their counterparts in competitor nations

Scottish minister appoints new authority board

Scotland’s new education minister, Jack McConnell, has announced a nine-member interim board for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the minimum number to be legally quorate. Mr McConnell last week sought the resignations of all 24 board members, but at that stage accepted only the resignation of chairman David Miller

Institute joins firm to treat Welsh feet

The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, is joining forces with a Cardiff company, The Phillips Group, to treat South Walians' bad feet. The university is establishing a new clinic - to be called UWIC Soletek - that will offer a diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation service for members of the public with foot problems

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