§ 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.