HC Deb 25 June 1953 vol 516 cc168-9W
Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Education which university colleges and other centres offer approved courses in youth leadership; how many students are currently enrolled for each course; and if she will give comparable information for 1944–45, 1950–51 and 1951–52.

Miss Horsbrugh

Following is a list of courses recognised by the Ministry as giving a qualification in youth leadership. These are all one-year courses.

Organising body Numbers of students approved for grant
1950–51 1951–52 1952–53
University College of Swansea 19 14 15
Nottingham University 13 11 7
Bristol University 6 2 4

I regret that I have no comparable figures for 1944–45.

Financial Year Direct grants paid by the Ministry Estimated expenditure by L.E.A,s Rate of grant on L.E.A. expenditure
National Voluntary Organistions Training Courses In aid of capital expenditure by local Voluntary Youth organisations
£ per cent.
1944–45 149,205 7,900 146,438 874,060 50
1950–51 170,478 5,284 90,532 1,600,000 (approximate) 60
1951–52 180,160 4,814 79,193 Not available 60
1953–54 165,000* 3,000* 52,000* Not available 60
* Estimated. Separate figures for Wales are not available.

Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Education if she will publish as a Departmental paper an account of the achievements, in England and in Wales, respectively, of the youth service, describing its present extent and character and indicating the broad lines of policy for the future

Miss Horsbrugh

I will bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind, as I know that the youth service is doing excellent work both in England and Wales.