HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc593-4
17. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education when he expects to be ready to make a statement on grants to university students.

Sir D. Eccles

Soon, I hope.

Mr. Willey

Will the right hon. Gentleman make this very soon, because we have been waiting for some time?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes, I will do my best, but the number of bodies who have made representations to me is extraordinary and I feel that I ought to take all those representations into consideration.

Mr. Chetwynd

Will the Minister make his statement in such a way that students going to college and university at the next academic year will be covered by it?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. I intend to start the new scheme, whatever it may be, in September next.