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School Playground Supervision

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make additional funds available to Welsh education authorities for the provision of playground supervision in schools where there has been a proven problem with drug-taking amongst children.

I am making available under the education support grants scheme £112,000 in 1986–87 to enable each local education authority in Wales to appoint a person to co-ordinate drug advice and to provide support for schools, colleges and the youth service. The Government are very concerned about the misuse of drugs and its present campaign is targeted at young people. The guide for teachers and youth workers "Drug Misuse and the Young" was issued in July 1985 and had a very wide distribution. It is for local education authorities using their own resources to determine the need and extent of playground supervision.