HC Deb 17 June 1918 vol 107 cc59-60W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that under the present system of scholarships hardship is often caused through the parents of a winner of a scholarship having to remove to another district and the scholar, in consequence, having to forego the benefit of the scholarship; and whether he will consider the possibility, either by amendment to the Education Bill or otherwise, of instituting a national system of scholarships so that a scholarship winner may derive the benefit irrespective of the area in which he may be compelled to live?


I am aware that cases of hardship, such as my hon. Friend describes, not infrequently arise. The matter has been under my consideration, but it is very complicated, and at present I have found no way of surmounting the difficulties.