HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 c195W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the normal practice and what advice he offers to local authorities in meeting the costs of the purchase of musical instruments, in particular recorders, for use by pupils in primary schools.

Mr. Crosland

The arrangements for purchasing school supplies, including recorders and other musical instruments, are the responsibility of the local education authorities, and I have issued no advice to them on this matter.