§ Sir PARK GOFF
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that several ex-Service students have not yet received their grants for the summer term of this year; and what is being done to expedite it owing to the great hardship to the students?
§ Mr. FISHER
As soon as a decision to make an award to any student has been arrived at by the Board under the scheme1346W for the assisted higher education for ex-Service students, payment has been immediately made to that student of any sum due to him for maintenance grant under the award in respect of the period ended the 30th September last. In some cases, however, applications for assistance from students who were pursuing their courses of higher education during the summer term of this year have only recently been received by the Board from the local committees, through whose hands they have to pass, and decisions upon some of these cases have been delayed in consequence. In these cases also, as soon as an award is decided, payment of any sum due for maintenance grant in respect of the summer term will be made at the earliest possible moment. If the hon. Member will furnish me with details of the cases which he has in mind, I will cause inquiry to be made with a view to expediting a settlement.