HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1513
12. Mr. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education whether she is in a position to make a statement on the recently constituted National Foundation for Educational Research; what relationship exists between her Department and the Foundation; and what contribution, direct or in direct, through local education authorities is contemplated.

Miss Wilkinson

The National Foundation for Educational Research, which is now being established, will be an incorporated body, with which the universities, the local education authorities, teachers' associations and the Ministry of Education will all be associated. It is proposed that I should nominate from my Department up to three representatives or assessors to serve on the council of the Foundation. Local education authorities have been invited to subscribe to the funds of the National Foundation an annual sum calculated on the basis of ¼ d. per pupil between two and 18 years of age on the rolls of the authority's schools or colleges providing full or part-time education. The expenditure so incurred will be recognised for the purposes of grant.

Mr. Lindsay

Is the right hon. Lady aware that on this point at any rate there is harmony?