§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
asked the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to encourage the youth service as an integral part of the educational system of the country.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The position of the youth service as an integral part of the 49W educational system of the country is assured by the inclusion in the schemes of further education prepared for my approval by local education authorities of a section dealing with their arrangements for securing the provision of social and recreative facilities for leisure time for persons under the age of 18. Moreover I am continuing to give direct grant both to the national headquarters of the national voluntary youth organisations and also in aid of capital expenditure by local voluntary associations.
During the year 1949–50 the amount of my direct grant to voluntary organisations was £311,000 and the estimated expenditure of local education authorities on the youth service for the same period was £1,650,000.