HC Deb 18 March 1964 vol 691 c196W
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.