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Teaching Machines

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Her Majesty's Government spent on teaching machines and their provision during the last available year.

For Civil Service training purposes the Government spent £17,567 in the year ending 31st August, 1965; £12,090 on the purchase or hire of electric teaching machines and the balance on simpler manually operated equipment.

Is the Chief Secretary aware that in spite of this great technical break-through to assist the teaching profession the Ministry of Education this year has spent only £19 on teaching machines? Is it not disgraceful that a Government which promised technical advance take so little notice of this new development?