HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 cc16-7
27. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many grants from local authorities were made to Scottish students at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge during each academic year since 1946–47.

Mr. J. Stuart

As the reply consists of a table of figures, I shall, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thomson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that three-quarters of the higher Government posts today go to students from Oxford and Cambridge, and is he satisfied that the figures that he has show that Scottish students of ability are enabled to gain a proper share of these positions?

Mr. Stuart

I would rather have notice of that question.

Following are the figures:

Academic year Number of awards tenable at
Oxford University Cambridge University
1947–48 1 1
1948–49 4 1
1949–50 2 2
1950–51 3 2
1951–52 6 2
1952–53 6 6
1953–54 7 7
1954–55 3 5