§ 22. Mr. COWAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can state the amount of the grant from the Scottish Education Fund specifically allotted for the purposes of adult education in Scotland during each of the last three years; and what steps, if any, are now being taken to encourage adult education in Scotland?
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
The grants from the Education (Scotland) Fund are paid in aid of the general expenditure of the education authorities, and no part of the grant to any authority is allotted specifically for the purpose of adult education. As to the second part of the question, classes for adults in the subjects of a liberal education are recognised under the Code of Regulations for Continuation Classes, and all proposals by education authorities for formation of these classes, in co-operation with voluntary bodies or otherwise, are sympathetically considered by the Department.