HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1528
43. Wing-Commander James

asked the President of the Board of Education whether any State grants for higher education or scholarships at universities, and, if so, how many of the latter, are now granted to students who have declined military service?

Mr. Butler

Grants arc made by the Board to State scholars and to intending teachers in attendance at Universities. The information for which my hon. and gallant Friend asks is not readily available. The position of a conscientious objector has been established by law, and there are no grounds upon which the Board could debar them from State grant, or otherwise penalise them, so long as they carry out the directions of the Tribunal.

Wing-Commander James

If I put down a Question at a later date, will my right hon. Friend be able to give the figures for which I have asked?

Mr. Butler

It is extremely difficult to obtain the figures, but I will look into the matter.