HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1707-8W

asked the Minister of Labour how many education grants have been made to demobilised officers; whether the grants are applicable to education at a university and at institutions where a business training is given; and whether officers are allowed to select the institution at which they are to be trained?


Up to the 30th May, 3,194 educational grants had been approved for the training of demobilised officers and men of suitable educational promise at universities, etc. In addition about 800 grants had been approved for courses of training at agricultural institutions or on farms, and 215 grants for business or industrial training. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative, provided, of course, that the selected institution is willing and able to accept the prospective trainee, and that the training offered is of such a kind and on such terms as meet the conditions on which the grants have been approved by; the Government.