asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the total cost in grants and tuition paid in respect of all boys receiving both grants and tuition in each year for which the Army scholarship scheme for boys aged 15 and 16 years has been operating.
The Army scholarship scheme has operated since 1959, but the information requested is not available for the years before 1974. Since then the total expenditure on maintenance grants and tuition fees under the scheme has been as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the schools in respect of which tuition fees were paid and from whose headmasters endorsements of candidatures were received and the numbers of boys from each school who have received awards under the Army scholarship scheme for boys aged 15 and 16 years, in each of the years under which the scheme has been in operation.
An Army scholarship may be awarded to any boy attending a school which offers A-level courses. A list of the schools attended by current award holders is given below. It would require disproportionate effort to provide a similar list for each year since 1959.
|Ampleforth College||7 boys|
|Bristol Grammar School|
|Danil Stewarts & Melville College|
|Douai School||3 boys|
|Eton College||4 boys|
|George Heriots School|
|Haberdasher's Aske's School|
|Kings College School|
|Kings School Bruton|
|Kings School Canterbury||3 boys|
|Kingston Grammar School|
|Leeds Grammar School||2 boys|
|Lincoln Technology College|
|Milton Abbey School||2 boys|
|Nottingham High School|
|Pocklington School||3 boys|
|Queen Elizabeth Grammar School|
|Queens College Taunton|
|Robert Gordons College|
|St Edmunds School|
|St. Edward School, Oxford|
|Sherborne School||2 boys|
|Tonbridge School||2 boys|
|Trinity College Glenalmond||2 boys|
|Wellington College||2 boys|
|Whitgift School||3 boys|
|Winchester College||2 boys|
|Worth School||3 boys|
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many scholarships have been awarded to boys under the Army scholarship scheme for boys aged 15 to 16 years for education up to advanced level since the scheme began; of these awards, how many were for maintenance grant only; and how many were for the grant plus tuition fees.
Since the Army scholarship scheme was instituted in 1959 1,017 awards have been made. Of the 492 awards made since 1972, 28 were for maintenance and 32 were for maintenance and tuition fees. In addition 322 boys received a refund of tuition fees only and 110 boys qualified for no financial assistance at all. This information is not available for the years before 1972.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of those who received awards under the Army scholarship scheme for boys aged 15 and 16 years were from families where the net yearly income was below £5,000 in the latest year for which figures are available.
This information is not available.