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Student Awards

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement outlining the number of discretionary awards allocated by each of the education and library boards and his Department for the current academic year indicating the numbers of higher value and lower value awards, the numbers of minimum and maximum awards, the numbers of living at home and living away from home awards, the numbers of applications for awards, and the total amount allocated by each awarding agency.

[pursuant to his reply, 4 June 1985, c. 140]: At undergraduate level the Department is responsible only for teacher training awards. Education and library boards are responsible for discretionary awards.The information requested is as follows:

Education and Library Board
Total number of Discretionary awards made in 1984–85 academic year (A)3954553163823881,936
Of (A) the number which are full value awards2182191882461811,052
Of (A) the number which are lasser value awards177236128136207884
Of (A) the number which are maximum awards169273224782651,009
Of (A) the number which are minimum awards6850314922220
Of (A) the number which are living at home awards20214593227119786
Of (A) the number which are living away from home awards1933102231552691,150
Total Budget for discretionary awards for financial year ended 31 march 1985£510,000£714,000£571,000£515,000£632,000£2,942,000
NB: Statistics on the number of applications are not collated.