§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in order to assist in bridging the gap between school and university environment, he will take steps to extend the practice of holding experimental orientation courses to prepare intending students for university life.
§ Mr. Noble
The provision of courses, conferences and other means of introducing pupils to the environment of higher education is primarily a matter for the education authorities, universities and other bodies directly concerned. The value of this preparation has been emphasised in reports issued by my Department, and I shall continue to encourage it.