HC Deb 01 March 1966 vol 725 cc281-2W
Mr. Jackson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the administrative functions of his Department in connection with the Confederation of British Industry Scholarship Scheme; what has been the gross payment made by his Department in respect of this scheme in each of the financial years from 1959–60 to the latest available date; what has been the amount paid in each of the same years in respect of travel allowances for journeys to and from this country; and what is his policy on the proportion of the cost of this scheme to be borne in future on private and on public funds.

Mr. Darling

The Confederation administers the scheme. The Board of Trade contributes 30 per cent. of its income subject to a ceiling. The payments made by the Department and the amounts paid by the C.B.I, for scholars' fares to and from Britain for each financial year from 1959–60 are set out in the table below. Future financial arrangements are at present under consideration.

Year Payments by Board of Trade Payments for fares
£ £
1959–60 16,873 6,806
1960–61 19,381 9,462
1961–62 23,730 8,968
1962–63 10,082 8,017
1963–64 24,921 9,050
1964–65 29,566 13,071