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?