HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 cc540-1
61. Mr. Day

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the results of the reports he has received from the various educational bodies who have been responsible for the experiments of using sound films for educational purposes; and whether the Government propose giving further facilities for experiments of this nature?

Mr. Lindsay

I am sending the hon. Member copies of two recent reports from which he will see that the teachers and authorities concerned are satisfied that films, both sound and silent, may be of great value for educational purposes. This conclusion is supported by the results of similar experiments in other places. The Board are closely interested in the possibilities of the use of films for educational purposes and the answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative.

Mr. Day

Is any grant made by the Board for these films?

Mr. Lindsay

There is a grant for the apparatus of 50 per cent., and 20 per cent. for the films.

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