HC Deb 23 May 1962 vol 660 cc39-40W
Miss Harvie Anderson

asked Secretary of State for Scotland whether assistance from public funds will be available next session for Scottish students who wish to take advanced courses of post-graduate study in arts subjects.

Mr. Maclay

I am introducing from session 1962–63 a Scottish Studentship Scheme for post-graduate study in arts subjects broadly on the same lines as the State Studentship Scheme in England and Wales. Forty-five studentships will be offered annually, to be held for periods of up to three years depending on the programme of study undertaken. The studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and on the advice of a Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the Scottish universities, who will be assisted by an Assessor from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and one from the Scottish Education Department. This Scheme will replace the temporary arrangements under which some 35 post-graduate awards in arts subjects were available this session.

I am glad to say that Professor C. J. Fordyce of Glasgow University has accepted my invitation to be Chairman of the Selection Committee and that the following have accepted invitations to be members:—

Professor J. H. Baxter, M.A., D.D., L.Litt., F.R.S.E. (St. Andrews University).

Professor A. A. Matheson, Q.C., M.A., LL.B. (St. Andrews University).

Professor M. D. Samuels, M.A. (Glasgow University).

Professor W. Witte, M.A., Ph.D., Dr. rer.pol. (Aberdeen University).

Professor R. C. Cross, M.A. (Aberdeen University).

Professor A. J. Beattie, M.A., F.R.S.E. (Edinburgh University).

Professor A. J. Youngson, M.A., D.Litt. (Edinburgh University).

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