HC Deb 03 July 1963 vol 680 c372
37. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the steps being taken in Scottish public and industrial centres to promote the day release for study of workers desiring to pursue their studies in that way; what steps he is taking to assist them in this; and if he will make a statement.

Lady Tweedsmuir

My right hon. Friend welcomes the encouragement which various organisations have given to further education by day release, and my Department is always ready to discuss with them how this can best be done. My right hon. Friend is confident that the number of day release students will continue to increase as a result in particular of the opening of new and improved colleges and of the legislation which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour is to introduce to give effect to the proposals on industrial training outlined in the White Paper presented to Parliament last December.

Mr. Hughes

Does the hon. Lady realise that that Answer will give great satisfaction in Scotland, because this new system of day release for students is popular and practical and useful, and very much in the national interest? I hope that the Government will continue to encourage it.