HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 cc13-4
43. Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is intended to apply to those areas only which have adopted the Burnham scales the proposal of the Geddes Report that teachers should

1921; whether ho will consider the hardship to those whose parents have kept them at school at considerable sacrifice in order that they might compete this year; and whether the same award can be made to girls, for whom the university scholarships available are few in number and of small amount, the proportion of university scholarships for girls and boys being 1 to 13?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

The cost of awarding in 1922 the same number of State scholarships as were awarded in 1921 would be, approximately, £48,000 in all, of which about £10,000 would fall in 1922–23, £16,000 in 1923–24 and 1924–25, and £6,000 in 1925–26. I regret that I am unable to award State scholarships to girls only during the time that the making of new awards under the scheme for State scholarships is in abeyance.