Children (Reading)

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour 2:30, 13 March 2003

In August last year, I launched the home reading initiative, which is aimed at encouraging parents and carers to read with their children.

We have produced "Read Together", a guidance booklet for parents and carers. We have encouraged people to sign up as reading champions and have established a small grants scheme to enable local groups and centres to develop and support home reading. Local groups can apply for grants under that scheme.