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Outward-Bound Schools (Financial Aid)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 8 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Education whether she will give grants for more establishments run on the principles of the Outward-Bound schools, with a view to giving a healthy outlet for the adventurous instincts of young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years.

My right hon. Friend fully recognises the value of the training provided, but she is not at all sure that direct grants from her Department would be the best way of helping this particular activity. She can offer a limited amount of aid towards equipment, and recognises for grant expenditure by local education authorities in assisting young people to attend courses.