§ Sir C. Osborne
asked the Minister of Education how much, approximately, was spent on Youth Services by central and local government, respectively, in 1962 and 1952.
§ Mr. Chataway
The Ministry's grants for the Youth Service increased from £0.2 million in 1952–53 to an estimated £1.1 million in 1962–63. The expenditure of local education authorities on the Youth Service is thought to have been between £1¾ and £2 million in 1952–53, but separate figures were not collected at that time; this expenditure is estimated at £4.6 million for 1962–63. These figures exclude capital expenditure by local authorities.