HC Deb 02 August 1963 vol 682 cc183-4W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education, in view of the lack of adequate studies undertaken by many university students as revealed in the Hale Interim Report of the University Grants Committee on the use of vacations by students, he will advise local education authorities as to methods of improving their financial incentives for vacation studies.

Sir E. Boyle

As their Interim Report recognises, I had already moved in the direction the Hale Committee advocate in the new regulations which I introduced for England and Wales at the beginning of the present academic year. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of these regulations and of the explanatory circular which I sent to local education authorities and would invite his attention particularly to regulation 11 and paragraph 31. I propose to review these new arrangements with the local authority associations in the autumn, after we have had a full year's experience of their operation.