HC Deb 08 October 1940 vol 365 cc287-8W
Mr. Brooke

asked the President of the Board of Education, which local education authorities have appointed persons to be specially responsible for facilitating out-of-school activities for boys and girls between 14 and 18 years of age; and whether he is encouraging authorities to make such appointments?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I am unable to give a complete list of the local education authorities who have appointed organisers to further the development of the Service of Youth in their areas, but a number of authorities are known to have already done so, e.g. Cornwall, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Notts., Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, East Sussex, Barnsley, Barrow, Birmingham, Chester, Coventry, Exeter, Oxford, Rochdale, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland. In some areas this work is, I understand, being undertaken by the secretary of the local Youth Committee, whilst in others it is being undertaken by the authority's organiser of Physical Training. Every encouragement is given to authorities by my Department to proceed with the appointment of organisers for their Youth work.