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Open University

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those local education authorities in Scotland which have withdrawn as a matter of policy discretionary grants for students attending the Open University; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

So far as I am aware, no authority has completely withdrawn bursaries for Open University students. Authorities have been recommended to deal sympathetically with applications for Open University bursaries, but this is a matter in which they have complete discretion.