§ 9. Mr. AMMON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has received a copy of a resolution from the executive of the National Union of Teachers with respect to the withdrawal of free places at Dulwich College, in which suggestions are made for the revision of schemes and the widening of the scope of educational foundations which have increased in value or the objects of which are met by the public education service, so as to provide an increased number of leaving scholarships from secondary schools to universities and similar educational institutions to be available for pupils from unendowed aided and maintained secondary schools; and whether it is intended to take such action as suggested?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Duchess of Atholl)
My right hon. Friend has received a copy of the resolution referred to, but he does not think that the suggestions contained in it would be practicable. If an increased number of scholarships tenable at universities and similar institutions is needed in any particular area, it is within the competence of the local authority for higher education to provide them.