HC Deb 15 February 1955 vol 537 c25W
80. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the gross estimated cost of university bursaries, in cluding parents' contribution, for the academic year 1954–55; and the net estimated cost to local authorities and the Exchequer, respectively.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

The estimated cost of university bursaries awarded under the Education Authority Bursaries (Scotland) Regulations in 1954–55 amounts to £655,000; of this, approximately £262,000 will be met by education authorities from rates and £393,000 from grant under the Education Authorities (Scotland) Grant Regulations. It is estimated that parental contributions may amount to a further £180,000.