29. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the present bad trade and high taxes, he will consider the propriety of ending at once the education of 10,000 officers of the Army and Navy at the universities at the expense of the taxpayers, instead of allowing such expenditure to continue, as contemplated, till or even, after the year 1925–26?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)
I have been asked to reply to this question. I presume the hon. Baronet refers to the scheme for the higher education of ex-service students. The Government do not propose to inflict on the students concerned the harship of withdrawing their grants and depriving them of the means of completing the courses for which the grants were awarded.
Sir J. D. REES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I should have anticipated from him the answer he has given, and therefore addressed my question to the Prime Minister?
If my hon. Friend desires the Prime Minister's answer, it has already been delivered by my right hon. Friend.