§ Mr. Collins
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now in a position to make a statement regarding his proposals for the financial assistance and supervision of Marriage Guidance Councils.
§ Mr. Ede
The recommendations recently made by the Departmental Committee on grants for the development of marriage guidance are still under consideration. Meanwhile, some immediate financial help towards their headquarters expenditure is required by the National Marriage Guidance Council, the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council and the Family Welfare Association for whom the Committee recommended grants from public funds, and I therefore propose to ask the House to authorise grants to them for the present financial year.