HC Deb 30 March 1950 vol 473 c546
23. Mr. John E. Haire

asked the Minister of Education in what respects grants for teachers in training differ from those for students in universities.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am sending my hon. Friend documents explaining the grants available for State scholars at universities, and for students at training colleges. There is no rigid uniformity in the arrangements made by local authorities for university awards, but they have been recommended to follow the principles adopted for State scholarships.

Mr. Haire

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many student teachers in training feel that they are subjected to a most unfortunate means test in the matter of grants?

Mr. Tomlinson

As my hon. Friend knows, the whole question of awards for higher education is under review. I am well aware of the differences between university awards and those available for teachers in training, and I agree that some changes will have to be made.