asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will state, in respect of the latest year for which figures are available, the amount of money spent on grants and/or scholarships for students at universities and university colleges, the number of assisted students from the area at universities and university colleges, and the total population of the area of each of the following local education authorities: Glamorganshire, Burnley, Pembrokeshire, Blackburn, Sussex (West), Derbyshire, Birkenhead, Bradford and Grimsby?
The amount spent by local education authorities in England and Wales on grants or scholarships for students at universities and university colleges in the academic year 1936–37, the latest year for which information is available, was £335,653.
The number of students so assisted by local education authorities from each of the following areas in that year and the populations of the areas were:
It will be understood that apart from grants by local education authorities to students at universities and university colleges there are other sources of assistance to such students, e.g., State scholarships, college scholarships, school leaving scholarships, and awards by endowed foundations.
No. of Students. Population. Glamorganshire (including Rhondda) 305 714,200 Burnley 8 89,670 Pembrokeshire 15 83,270 Blackburn 16 114,000 Sussex (West) 24 259,900 Derbyshire 69 624,700 Birkenhead 8 145,500 Bradford 98 289,510 Grimsby 5 92,760