HC Deb 20 June 1961 vol 642 cc1166-7
32. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent he will give financial assistance to Scottish county councils in order to provide for special educational cruises for schoolchildren.

Mr. Brooman-White

Expenditure by education authorities on such cruises is accepted as relevant expenditure for the assessment of general grant.

Mr. Hughes

Can the hon. Gentleman assure us, in view of the very successful results of these educational cruises and in view of the fact that some of the progressive education authorities like Ayrshire are contemplating hiring a liner for their own schoolchildren, that he will give every possible encouragement to those local authorities?

Mr. Brooman-White

We have been doing so.