Scottish-English Schools (Joint Projects)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17 November 1965.

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Photo of Mr William Hamling Mr William Hamling , Woolwich West 12:00, 17 November 1965

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with local education authorities on joint educational projects of a residential nature between Scottish and English schools.

Photo of Mrs Judith Hart Mrs Judith Hart , Lanark

None, Sir. It would be for the promoters in England of such a project to canvass support direct from Scottish education authorities.

Photo of Mr William Hamling Mr William Hamling , Woolwich West

Will my hon. Friend be prepared to receive a deputation of teachers—

Photo of Mr William Hamling Mr William Hamling , Woolwich West

From Woolwich—who are interested in the project in Argyllshire, which may well be of inestimable value to Scotland?

Photo of Mrs Judith Hart Mrs Judith Hart , Lanark

We are always delighted to help our friends over the Border, but on this occasion I would suggest that the best course for my hon. Friend to pursue would be to take it further with the education authorities in England and Scotland and then, if the point arises, I shall be only too glad to discuss it with him.