§ 82. Mr. W. Clark
asked the Minister of Education what would be the cost to the national exchequer if university grants were awarded without reference to the income of the parents.
§ Sir D. Eccles
For the academic year 1958–59 the cost to public funds of abolishing the parental contribution for awards to university students would have28W been about £4½ million. Of this sum about £l¼ million would have been attributable to State scholarships and have fallen wholly on the Exchequer. The remaining £3¼ million would have fallen on the local authorities whose expenditure since 1959 has been aided by general grant.