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Overseas Scholarships

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list scholarships awarded, and the numbers of students attending British universities, polytechnics and schools from each country in the Caribbean and central America by (a) Overseas Development Agency, (b) Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (c) British Council, including those awarded under technical co-opertion for the last five years, showing also how much they cost and where they were held.

I regret that detailed information on individual scholarships is not readly available in the form requested by my hon. Friend and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. no scholarships are awarded to schoolchildren from overseas. Details of the numbers of awards made and overall expenditure by country are as follows:

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

Country

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Caribbean

Anguilla32,400813,80045,53813,600127,3005
Antigua and Barbuda31,900925,9001031,153635,500726,4004
Barbados165,70049190,80045177,45745132,6004289,30033
British Virgin Islands22,400925,6001228,5661131,900840,9009
Dominica38,8001547,9001769,0031639,1001258,10013
Dominican Republic22,900811,200419,683317,300320,3003
Grenada11,900411,900426,459791,10020116,80023
Guyana130,40032136,20035144,40232171,80031127,30028
Jamaica86,50025101,90030142,16230138,70033114,20025
Montserrat13,300738,100932,850947,8001210,0004
St. Kitts and Nevis57,0001939,000912,194431,200639,7007
St. Lucia56,2001661,0001822,3411172,2001439,30012
St. Vincent and the Grenadines41,0001341,1001349,5411061,3001648,20011
Turks and Caicos29,3001124,7001032,416933,700944,2008
Total Caribbean739,700225769,100220793,765194907,800214802,000185

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Diplomatic Wing) Schemes (did not exist prior to 1983–84)

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

Country

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Central America

Costa Rica20,1246
Mexico40,7497102,6952094,58834
TOTAL CENTRAL AMERICA40,7497102,69520114,71240

Caribbean

Bahamas7,500116,138425,2709
Barbados30,000532,052456,77517
Bermuda43,3703530,3262135,42520
Cayman Islands7,67875,22453,3454
Guyana10,191319,0735
Jamaica7,500330,043840,72119
St. Lucia3,4651
Trinidad and Tobago746,20116
TOTAL CARIBBEAN96,04851123,97452230,27591

1British Council Fellowships

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

Country

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Central America

Mexico66,49011106,10011132,80017102,68210106,16916
TOTAL CENTRAL AMERICA66,49011106,40011132,80017102,68210106,16916

1 The figures for awards relate to new awards only.

Commonwealth Scholarships and fellowships plan (ODA)

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

Country

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Central America

Belize11,355210,88134,0761
Total Central America11,355210,88134,0761

Caribbean

Antigua and Barbudan.a.15,25012,47116,1701

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

Country

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Expenditure £

Awards

Bahamasn.a.110,00016,10512911
Barbadosn.a.547,420860,917735,922850,1056
Bermudan.a.14,418120,4112
Dominican.a.27,99016,02412,371115,1492
Grenadan.a.212,97013,04018,877219,1892
Guyanan.a.444,300683,7661078,0861393,64713
Jamaican.a.883,1101271,9061082,66916111,98515
Montserratn.a.313,31025,19217,07026,2681
St. Kitts and Nevisn.a.8,16119,231210,3201
St. Lucian.a.24,3007,782121,0292
St. Vincent and the Grenadinesn.a.19,620114,874321,190310,7111
Trinidad and Tobagon.a.335,920642,339549,2081159,9547
Turks and Caicosn.a.11,68016,85017,6031
Total Caribbeann.a.34275,87040304,79541313,96562432,54154