HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c677
39. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many school guidance clinics there are in Scotland; there they are situated; from what funds they are supported; and what steps he proposes to take to encourage the promotion and development of such educational agencies?

Mr. Colville

So far as I am aware, there are ten child guidance clinics in Scotland, situated as follow: Edinburgh (3), Glasgow (3), Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley and Greenock (1 each). One is provided by an education authority. The others are organised on a voluntary basis though some of them receive aid from such bodies as the National Committee for the Training of Teachers, the Educational Institute of Scotland, and from education authorities. In the present stage of their development, I feel that the promotion and extension of their activities are best left to local initiative.

Mr. Gibson

Which is the education authority that provides a school clinic?

Mr. Colville

If the hon. and learned Member wants details, perhaps he will give me notice.