HC Deb 25 April 1947 vol 436 cc150-1W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education if he will inquire into the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a first-class science graduate of London University who has accepted a post as economic adviser to B.E.A.C. from 1st August, 1946, and who has been asked to repay £51 19s. 6d. from the Further Education Training Scheme award of 04 and who has produced evidence for objecting to this demand.

Mr. Tomlinson

The award which was made by my Department to this student supplemented a Leverhulme Studentship which he held, and had been paid to cover the period up to late in October, 1946. The course and the grant would normally have gone on until the end of the summer term, 1947, but the student left his course at the end of the summer term, 1946. Taking the studentship and the award from the Ministry together, an excess payment of £51 19s. 6d. had been made to the student, and as the Ministry's grant was supplemental to the studentship and had been paid up to October, 1946, it was necessary to recover the amount that had been overpaid.