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Chevening Scholarships

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Chevening scholarships have been awarded to Tibetans in each year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (245246)

Three Chevening scholarships have been awarded to ethnic Tibetans applying in China since 2001-02; one each in 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2007-08. This does not include any figures for Han Chinese or other Chinese ethnic minorities who may have been born in the Tibetan autonomous region.