HC Deb 24 July 1924 vol 176 cc1500-1
30. Mr. ALDEN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is able to make any statement with regard to the re-established State scholarships; when they are likely to take effect; and whether any change in the method of bestowal is contemplated?


The scheme for State scholarships, which has been revived this year, provides for the award of 200 scholarships annually to assist pupils from grant-aided secondary schools in England and Wales to proceed to the universities. The first scholarships under the revived scheme will be awarded to pupils who will proceed to the universities this autumn. Candidates from schools in Eng- land will be nominated for scholarships by the University examining bodies which conduct the approved second examinations for secondary schools, and candidates from schools in Wales will be nominated on the result of at special examination conducted for the purpose by the University of Wales. I do not contemplate at present any change in the method of award.


Are any of these scholarships devoted to taking students to the universities from places in the British Empire outside these islands, or to travelling scholarships?


No, Sir.