§ Mr. RENWICK
asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention had been called to the fact that a Scotch student attending a Scotch training college was permitted to represent the circumstances of his case to the training college authorities with the object of securing a bursar allowance or the remission of fees, whereas an English student admitted to a Scotch training college in which there was room for his reception was denied the same privilege, notwithstanding that the Imperial grant was paid alike to the training college authori- 325 ties upon both classes of students; and, if so, would he take such steps as were necessary to secure equality of opportunity for all students?
§ Mr. URE
It is not the case that a student from England is precluded from representing the circumstances of his case to the training college authorities with the object of securing a maintenance allowance, and, in point of fact, such allowances have been given to students from England. But the Department is of opinion that the funds of training college authorities in Scotland should not be used for the purpose of attracting by means of allowances, students from England, so long as any Scotch students would be thereby excluded.