§ Commander Noble
asked the Minister of Education what is the maximum award for a State scholarship; when the figure was last reviewed; and on what basis the figure was selected.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The maximum value of a State scholarship depends on the university or university college at which it is held. The highest figure is that for Oxford and Cambridge Universities, which amounts to £205 for maintenance in addition to fees. Additions may be made for certain special expenses. The standard figures of maintenance for the different universities are settled on the advice of scholarship committees composed of university representatives and are reviewed every three years or more often. The present rates were introduced in 1946.