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University Students (Loans)

Volume 649: debated on Thursday 23 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Education if he will give the number of students who, over the last three years, have applied to the local education authority for a university award, and have been refused, but have been offered an interest-free loan.

University students assisted by loans from local education authorities in England and Wales in the three years 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60 numbered 105, 95 and 119, respectively. I cannot say how many of these students had been refused an award or how many of the loans were interest free.