HC Deb 14 December 1965 vol 722 c1081
47. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Her Majesty's Government spent on teaching machines and their provision during the last available year.

Mr. Diamond

For Civil Service training purposes the Government spent £17,567 in the year ending 31st August, 1965; £12,090 on the purchase or hire of electric teaching machines and the balance on simpler manually operated equipment.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Is the Chief Secretary aware that in spite of this great technical break-through to assist the teaching profession the Ministry of Education this year has spent only £19 on teaching machines? Is it not disgraceful that a Government which promised technical advance take so little notice of this new development?

Mr. Diamond

The hon. Member's Question referred to the Civil Service.

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