§ 122. Mr. Emrys Roberts
asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that out of 328 ex-Service students at the University College of Wales, Aberystywth, 103 had not received their grants for the current term at a recent date; what is the cause of the delay; and whether he will arrange to expedite the payment of grants in order to remove this hardship from the students.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The number of students at the college who have been granted awards up to date is 270. Of these, 212 were in receipt of grants before term began and their grants for this term were paid in full on the 1st February. The other 58 are more recent awards and all but one have been paid for the current term. In the case of the remainder of the 328 students referred to, awards have not been settled, but payments on account will be made as soon as possible, and final payments will follow when the cases have been assessed.