HC Deb 15 April 1958 vol 586 cc24-5
42. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to expand the youth service provisions in Scotland to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of young people in the teen-age groups.

Mr. Maclay

So far as available resources will allow, I will continue to give assistance to education authorities on whom rests the statutory responsibility for the youth service, and to the voluntary organisations which play so important a part in this work.

Mr. Thomson

Will the Secretary of State circulate the local authorities of Scotland, drawing to their attention the teen-age bulge which is now arising in the various youth service departments, and ask them to increase their provision in the way of youth clubs and other community centres?

Mr. Maclay

I should want to think over that proposal rather carefully.