HC Deb 31 January 1952 vol 495 cc58-9W
94. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Education to what extent her Department has, in the past year, grant-aided courses of instruction provided by local education authorities in hairdressing, flower arrangement, choral weekends, golf and other pastimes formerly outside the range of the State education service.

Miss Horsbrugh

Full information for last year is not yet available, but so far as I am aware any classes in hairdressing and in flower arrangement provided by local education authorities were mainly vocational. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a circular in which I have recently suggested that local education authorities should consider making recreational classes financially self-supporting.