§ Lieut.-Colonel HORLICK
asked the President of the Board of Education how much is at present being spent on the higher education of ex-service officers and men; how long it is anticipated the scheme will be in operation: and whether the diminution of £260,000 of the Board's expenditure on this training is due to the need to economise or because the demand is decreasing?2271W
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
The amount voted for the current year is £68,100 (Sub-head M of the Board's Estimates); and the hon. and gallant Member's attention is invited to the note to the sub-head on page 36 of the Estimates. The scheme was closed so far as new awards were concerned in June, 1920, save in a few exceptional cases, and practically all the courses for which grants were awarded will have been completed before the end of 1925–26. The diminution is due to the gradual completion of the courses for which awards were made.