HC Deb 17 July 1958 vol 591 cc115-6W
58. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a further statement about the forthcoming Commonwealth Trade and Economic Conference to be held in Montreal on 15th September this year.

Mr. Alport

The Second Preparatory Meeting of officials for the Commonwealth Trade and Economic Conference took place in London during the first three weeks of June. Commonwealth officials held a most useful meeting under the chairmanship of Sir Roger Makins and their agreed Report has now been submitted to all Commonwealth Governments for their consideration. Preparatory work is continuing in Commonwealth capitals in order to ensure, as we con-

Year taken up
1954–55 1955–56 1956–57 1957–58
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
State Scholarships 0.9 0.4 0.8 1.1
Local Education Authority major awards 25.0 26.4 27.7 30.1
Local Education Authority awards of lesser value 86.8 91.2 94.9 97.1

fidently hope, that a fruitful and successful Conference is held in Montreal in September.