HC Deb 12 May 1967 vol 746 cc290-2W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, what is the number of post-graduate study grants awarded by the Social Science Research Council since its inception, in England and Scotland, respectively, how many have been allocated for the coming academic year, together with a list of the universities in each country which have received grants; and the number of students which have benefited at each of these during the same periods.

Mr. Crosland

386 studentships, of which 19 were for study at Scottish universities and the remainder at universities in England and Wales, and 11 fellowships, of which one was for research at a Scottish university; 535 new studentships and 15 fellowships will be available in 1967–68 but their distribution is not yet complete.

A list of the universities at which the 1966–67 awards were held follows. All the studentships finally awarded were taken up:

University Number of studentships
Aston 2
Birmingham 7
Bradford 2
Bristol 4
Cambridge 10
Durham 3
East Anglia 2
Essex 28
Exeter 2
Hull 3
Keele 2
Kent 5
Lancaster 4
Leeds 15
Leicester 12
Liverpool 4
London (including the London Business School and the Regent Street Polytechnic) 133
Loughborough 2
Manchester 28
Manchester Business School 1
Newcastle 4
Nottingham 5
Oxford 33
Salford 1
Sheffield 4
Southampton 6
Sussex 19
Warwick 4
York 8
Aberystwyth 5
Cardiff 5
Swansea 4
Aberdeen 1
Edinburgh 15
Glasgow 2
Strathclyde 1

University Number of fellowships
Exeter 1
Glasgow 1
Kent 1
Leicester 1
Manchester 1
Cambridge 3
London School of Economics 2
University College, London 1

Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, what is the total number of students in Scottish universities in academic years 1965–66 and 1966–67 studying in faculties, eligible to receive post-graduate study grants from the Social Science Research Council; and what are the comparable figures for England.

Mr. Crosland

The Social Science Research Council does not make awards at the undergraduate level. Students studying in university faculties within the purview of the Social Science Research Council during the academic year 1965–66 numbered:

Scotland England and Wales
Undergraduates 2,050 7,500
Postgraduates 700 3,900
Total 2,750 11,400

These figures exclude undergraduates taking combined courses who may have been potentially eligible for Social Science Research Council Awards at the postgraduate level. Comparable details for 1966–67 are not yet available.