§ Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy in relation to educational tours by schools; if he will take steps to support such ventures; and if he is satisfied that current policy does not hinder such tours.
§ Dr. Boyson
It is my Department's policy to encourage school visits and exchanges with an educational content. Help is given to schools by the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, which will this year receive a total grant of £1.3 million to support its activities. These are continuing to expand.