§ Mr. G. Johnson Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals the Government have for research into the influence of schools in counteracting juvenile delinquency.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Minister of Education and I have commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research to undertake a research project into the factors in the organisation and life of a school that may affect the attitudes, behaviour and attainment of school children. The aim is to discover how variations in these factors may exert a positive influence on educational attainment and on personal development and social adjustment. Juvenile delinquency will be one of a number of variables included in the study.