HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 cc239-40W
7. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Minister of Education if he will now encourage the development of a fourth television channel specifically for educational and instructional programmes.

Sir E. Boyle

I recognise that there are educational grounds for such a development, but this is only one element in the whole question of broadcasting policy.

34. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement on experiments in the use of television in teaching, such as closed circuits within schools, film libraries for use in school television, and other forms; and whether the information gained will be made known to all schools.

Sir E. Boyle

Major experiments in the use of closed circuit television in schools are in progress at Kidbrooke Comprehensive School, London, and Warblington Secondary Modern School, Hampshire. Further experiments are planned in other areas and in other types of institution. I have suggested to the Educational Foundation for Visual Aids that they should collect and publicise the results of these experiments.