HC Deb 15 March 1955 vol 538 cc1118-9
22. Mr. Manuel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to encourage the use, and aid the production, of educational films to assist teaching in schools.

Mr. J. Stuart

Annual grants are paid to the Scottish Educational Film Association, one of whose chief aims is to encourage the use of these visual aids in the schools, and to the Scottish Central Film Library, who purchase films for hire to education authorities. Grant is also paid to enable the Joint Production Committee of the Scottish Educational Film Association and the Scottish Film Council to produce films and film strips to meet the needs of Scottish schools.

Mr. Manuel

While thanking the Minister for the information contained in that answer, may I ask him to do all in his power to aid the education authorities who are keen on furthering the use of visual aid projects within their own county areas to take what advantage they can of teaching by this method?

Mr. Stuart

Yes, Sir. In so far as we can make these films available, I shall be glad to encourage them.