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Youth Service

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Education the extent of financial aid granted to pre-Service youth organisations in Wales during the year 1946–47 and the financial aid which is proposed to be granted to such organisations in 1947–48.

The only grant offered by the Ministry of Education to pre-Service Units in Wales during 1946–47 was £70 to one unit. No grants have so far been offered in 1947–48 but applications from two units are under consideration.


asked the Minister of Education if he will publish, at an early date, an account of the present position of the youth service, including an assessment of the work done among young people during and since the war by pre-Service organisations and by youth organisations, respectively, set up and directly controlled by local education authorities and also by voluntary youth organisations recognised for grant purposes by his Department.

No, Sir; I should not be justified in present circumstances in placing on local education authorities and voluntary organisations, as well as on my own Department, the task of collecting all the necessary statistical and other material for such a report. If, however, my hon. Friend cares to communicate further with me, I will consider whether anything can be done to meet his suggestions.