HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2108-9W

asked the Minister of Pensions (1) the number, date of appointment, and names of the members of the Special Grants Committee in Glasgow; and by what organisations such members have, respectively, been nominated for appointment;

(2) how many applications for educational grants in the last year to the nearest available date have been refused by the Glasgow Special Grants Committee on the ground that they were not satisfied that the child concerned was deprived, by reason of the death or disability of the father, of the standard of education it would otherwise have received?


I understand that my hon. Friend has n mind the Special Grants Committee, the central authority under Statute for determining applications for educational and certain other grants. Particulars as to the composition of this body are appended. With regard to the second question, there is, I understand, no record as to the number of applications from Glasgow which have been rejected by the Special Grants Committee on the grounds stated.

Special Grants Committee.

Name and Date of Appointment.

Sir Edward Troup, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., Chairman.—May, 1929.

R. F. Cholmeley, Esq., M.A., C.B.E., Vice-Chairman, late Headmaster, Dame Alice Owen School, Finsbury. Secretary of Lord Kitchener Memorial Fund.—April, 1926.

A. Cunnison, Esq., Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Pensions.—April, 1926.

Admiral Cresswell Eyres, D.S.O., R.N., late member of Chatham War Pensions Committee.—April, 1926.

Miss B. Hewett, late Headmistress, Secondary School.—May, 1929.

Miss O. Keeling, M.B.E., J.P., Westminster War Pensions Committee.—April, 1926.

A. Hume Nicholl, Esq., C.B.E., Chairman, Lewisham War Pensions Committee.—May, 1929.

E. D. Marris, Esq., Board of Education.— January, 1930.

Mrs. B. Ross Smyth O.B.E., J.P., Perth War Pensions Committee.—April, 1926.

B. J. Saunders, Esq., C.B.E., J.P., Chairman, Brighton War Pensions Committee.—April, 1926.

Lieut.-Colonel V. Vivian, C.M.G., M.V.O., D.S.O., late Grenadier Guards.—June, 1926.

A. G. Webb, Esq., Chief Officer, Pensions Department, British Legion.—April, 1922.

NOTE.—Members of the Special Grants Committee are under Statute, appointed by the Minister of Pensions and they are selected on account of their qualifications for the duties which the Committee have to perform, not as representatives of particular organisations.

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