HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc581-2
72. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education how many State scholarships were awarded to men and women, respectively, in 1930; how many of these awarded to each sex are to be held at Oxford and Cambridge, respectively; and in how many cases during 1930 was a scholarship declined on the ground of the insufficient means of the candidate to take it?


185 State scholarships were awarded in 1930 to men and 115 to women. Of these 111 have been postponed, and I cannot yet say definitely at what University they will be taken up. Of the 189 already taken up, 28 are held by men and 11 by women at Oxford; 38 by men and seven by women at Cambridge. So far as I am aware, no scholarship was declined in 1930 on the ground that the candidate had insufficient means to take it up.


Is this a larger number than in previous years?


It is 50 per cent. more.