§ 34. Mr. William Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now given consideration to the working party report on Service by Youth; which of the recommendations he has accepted; and if he will recommend that social studies with community service should be introduced into school curricula.
Mr. Edward Taylor
My right hon. Friend is now considering the report, but it will take some time to examine its implications. The House will be glad to know that there has been a very marked increase in the amount of voluntary service undertaken by school pupils. My right hon. Friend has already drawn the attention of education authorities to the value of this work and to suggestions by the Consultative Committee on the Curriculum in its Report "Community Service and Scottish Secondary Schools" on how it might be further developed. I shall send the hon. Gentleman a copy of this report.