HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc1917-8
23. Mr. Redmayne

asked the Minister of Education whether the first M.B. examination will be regarded as the equivalent of the Higher School Certificate by county education committees in considering awards for degree courses.

Mr. Tomlinson

It is within the discretion of local education authorities to award scholarships to candidates on the examination for the first M.B.. and a number of authorities do so.

Mr. Redmayne

Will the right hon. Gentleman give his own opinion about the relative merits of these two examinations?

Mr. George Thomas

As the educational requirements for this examination are quite as high as those for the Higher School Certificate examination, would not my right hon. Friend make representations to the authorities to treat their students on a more uniform basis?

Mr. Tomlinson

The School and Higher School Certificate examinations were held for the last time last year. Those examinations will not be available this year.

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