§ 41. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that Sherif Youssef Ahmed, a student at the Welsh College of Advanced Technology, has been deprived of his grant by the Iraqi Government and left without any means of subsistence; and if he will take special action to enable this student to continue his studies.
Sir E. Beyle
I have no power to assist foreign students. Local authority grants are restricted to students normally resident in England and Wales. But it is within the discretion of the Governing Body of the Welsh College of Advanced Technology to decide whether fees should be remitted on grounds of hardship, and whether a student should receive support from funds at the College's disposal.