Technical Colleges, Middlesex (Typewriters)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the proposal of the Middlesex Education Committee to purchase 100 Olympia typewriters for use in its technical colleges; and if he will make inquiries as to the suitability of such machines in view of the difficulty in ensuring a supply of spare parts for repairs and renewals.

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

I understand that the local education authority does not now intend to proceed with the purchase, and the second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.

Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East

Can my right hon. Friend inform the House whether any other education authority is negotiating for the purchase of Soviet zone typewriters?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

Not that I am aware of, but there are a lot of negotiations about which I know nothing.