44. Colonel Sir J. HOPE
asked the Minister of Labour what sum has been allocated to the Scottish Board of Agriculture for making training grants and granting agricultural scholarships to ex-soldiers; whether he is aware that the Board have been compelled to refuse grants and scholarships to desirable and qualified applicants on account of shortage of funds and have applied for an increased allocation; and whether it is intended to give this increased allocation?
Sir J. HOPE
May I ask when that extra provision was made and when a decision as to the previously rejected candidates may be expected in order that they may know their fate quickly?