HC Deb 29 July 1960 vol 627 cc220-1W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how many awards have so far been made by the United Kingdom under the Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme; how many of these are in respect of other than post-graduate students; how many are for those working in the field of adult education; and how many have been awarded to women.

Mr. Alport

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom has so far made 184 awards; 14 of these candidates have still to accept the offer.

Of these 184, all except 3 have been made to candidates who hold, or will by September, 1960, hold a degree or equivalent qualification. One of the three has a nursing qualification; the other two are in the second year of an undergraduate course. Ten of the 184 awards have been made to graduates who will follow a course for a first degree in this country.

No nominations for awards in adult education were received from the special agencies in oversea Commonwealth countries by the Scholarship Commission.

Therefore no award has been made for study in this field.

Twenty of the awards have been made to women.

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