HC Deb 27 October 1960 vol 627 cc290-1W
Mr. Bourne-Arton

asked the Minister of Education whether he has now given further consideration to the question of dependants' grants for mature students at training colleges.

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. As from next September such grants will be available for all training college students whatever the length of their course, if they are over 25, or if they are over 21 and have regularly and substantially supported themselves for the two years immediately preceding their entry to the course. Meantime such grants will remain available for students over 25 taking shortened training courses.