HC Deb 16 March 1950 vol 472 cc69-70W
Mr. Higgs

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what grants in aid are at present provided to assist universities in setting up post-graduate schools in various branches of technology; and whether he will give details of such arrangements.

Sir S. Cripps

At the suggestion of the University Grants Committee a number of universities are instituting or expanding post-graduate courses of advanced instruction in technological subjects. These are intended mainly for graduates in technology who have already spent a few years in industry, and the subjects represented in the courses include the three main branches of engineering, metallurgy, mining and chemical engineering. Other courses are under consideration. To meet the cost of these courses additional recurrent grants have so far been promised of the following amounts: 1949–50, £15,500. 1950–51, £42,000. 1951–52, £57,000. These special arrangements are additional to the normal programmes of post-graduate study which are being carried on by universities with the aid of the quinquennial grants announced in 1947.

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