asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement to elucidate the remarks of her Parliamentary Secretary 1976–77 are as follows:to the hon. Member for Ripon,
Official Report,17th February, column 782, regarding the possibility of a national industrial scholarship scheme for courses in key areas of applied science and technology.
Discussions on the setting up of a national scholarship scheme for students taking selected courses in engineering are well under way and my right hon. Friend hopes to make an announcement fairly soon.
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reply she has sent to the recent circular letter which she has received from the National Secretary of the Association of Polytechnic Teachers, objecting to their exclusion from the Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education.
I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the reply I have sent to the National Secretary of the Association of Polytechnic Teachers on behalf of my right hon. Friend and myself.