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Scholarships (London County Council)

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

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61.

asked the President of the, Board of Education whether he is aware that a number of children who have won scholarships in the county of London have been refused by the London County Council on the grounds that their parents were not born in Great Britain; and, if so, will he use his influence to see that these children who were born and educated in this country and who, by their ability, have obtained the scholar- ships in question, are not penalised on account of their parents' place of birth?

I am informed that the conditions of eligibility for the London County Council scholarships are as follow:

  • (i) The candidate must have been born within His Majesty's Dominions,or the candidate's father must have been born within His Majesty's Dominions and must have been a British subject at the time of the candidate's birth; and
  • (ii) The candidate must be a British subject at the time of application and during the tenure of the award.
  • It appears, therefore, that children born in this country are not ineligible for these scholarships by reason of the fact that their parents were born outside Great Britain or outside His Majesty's Dominions.