§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultation he has had with the Scottish Universities Entrance Board regarding examination arrangements for students of mature age receiving grants under the special recruitment scheme for teachers.
§ Mr. Noble
My Department has been in correspondence with the Board on the difficulties which arise in some cases from its ruling that mature students must secure in the Board's own preliminiary examination the passes which they need to satisfy the entrance requirements. The 111W matter is to be considered further at a meeting with representatives of the Board later this month.