HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc183-4W
55. Mr. M. MacPherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what decrease has taken place in attendance at day release courses as compared with last year; what are the trades mainly affected; and what are the education areas mainly affected.

Mr. J. Stuart

Final returns for the 1951–52 session have not yet been received from all day release centres, but the information already available shows that in no education area was there a decrease in the total number of students as compared with the 1950–51 session. The returns for 1950–51 and earlier years were not detailed enough to enable comparisons to be made trade by trade. Information about the 1952–53 session will not be available until next autumn.