HC Deb 06 March 1941 vol 369 c1005
21. Mr. Parker

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in order to afford encouragement to education in the services, he will prepare and announce a scheme for 5,000 scholarships to be made available to all ranks, after the war, at universities and places of technical education, covering board, lodging and maintenance, with entrance by special examination?

Mr. Ramsbotham

After consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister without Portfolio, I am appointing an Inter-departmental Committee to consider and report upon the plans which should be made to enable suitable persons, both men and women, who have served in the Armed Forces or in the Civil Defence Services to obtain the further education or training necessary to equip them for appropriate occupations in civil life after the war.