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Chilean Refugees (Education Grants)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what decisions have been taken with regard to education grants for Chilean refugees following his Department's recent discussions with the World University Service.

We have informed the World University Service that we can provide no new awards for Chilean refugees after the end of this financial year. Earlier undertakings to provide up to 100 awards in 1979–80 have been honoured; and, subject to parliamentary approval, we expect to provide funds to enable the existing award holders to complete their courses of study.