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Cranwell Scholarships (Scottish Candidates)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air to what reasons he attributes the fact that only six out of the 300 applicants for the first competition for Cranwell scholarships came from Scotland; and what steps he proposes to attract a higher proportion of Scottish applicants.

I fully share the hon. Member's disappointment that more candidates have not come forward from Scotland, and I wish I knew the reason. We are doing all we can to make the scheme widely known there, and I hope that the publicity given to the hon. Member's Questions will help us to get the response we are seeking. The number of applications for the second competition was, as a matter of fact, a little higher than for the first.