HC Deb 19 November 1959 vol 613 c1320
11. Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of Education how far it is proposed to increase the grants for the establishment of youth clubs.

Sir D. Eccles

Proposals to increase the resources available to the Youth Service will be made when the recommendations of the Albemarle Committee have been studied. I hope to receive the Committee's Report in a day or two.

Mr. Brockway

While welcoming that statement, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is aware of the very serious problem in new towns and large housing estates, where there are no youth clubs, and where the youngsters tend to spend their non-school hours on the streets? Would he consider, particularly, the possibility of using school accommodation in the evenings for the establishment of youth clubs, and give assistance for that purpose?

Sir D. Eccles

We will certainly consider all ways and means but, of course, if secondary schools have the accommodation, it is used by school clubs themselves. It is not always a very simple problem.

Mr. Greenwood

The Minister has said that he expects to receive the Report in a day or two. Can he say when it will be published and made available to the House?

Sir D. Eccles

In January, I hope.