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Agricultural Colleges (Scholarships)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the number of county scholarship holders who cannot enter agricultural colleges because of the lack of places; and what action he proposes to take to ensure increased accommodation.

I am aware that the demand for places at centres of higher agricultural education at present exceeds the supply. Every effort is being made to accommodate as many students as possible, but any permanent increase of capacity must await the report of the committee appointed by my predecessor to consider the character and extent of the need for higher agricultural education in England and Wales and to make recommendations as to the facilities which should be provided to meet the need.