HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1858W

asked the President of the Board of Education how many ex-service men were recommended by the specified authorities for a three years' course of commercial training under the payment by his Department both of an annual maintenance allowance and of the customary tuition fees; in how many cases has the tuition thus commenced been terminated by the withdrawal of official support, even in promising cases, before the end of the three years' period; and whether he will state the facts in the case of Bernard Adcock, a partially-blinded ex-service man, whose higher education at Loughborough College has thus been abridged?


483 ex-service students were recommended by the college authorities concerned for a three years' course of commercial training, and awards for a three years' course were made to 425 of these; in 30 cases the Board made no award, and in 28 cases awards for courses of less than three years were made. In no case have the Board withdrawn an award for a three years' course, unless the student's progress and conduct have been unsatisfactory. Mr. Adcock applied for and was recommended for a three years' course, but the Board granted him an award for a one year's course only. He applied for an extension of his award, but in this case, as in many others, the Board were unable for financial reasons to grant it.