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University Students (Grants)

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education how many university students are now receiving State grants; and what are the maximum and the minimum grants paid to students.

The number of university students receiving State grants is at present 24,266, including some 3,800 intending teachers. The standard figures of maintenance for holders of State awards are set out in Administrative Memorandum 332 of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. In addition allowances for wives and dependants are available for students under the further education and training scheme and for certain other older students.

Can my right hon. Friend say how the number of students and the amount paid in grants compare with the pre-war figures?