HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc397-8W
65. Mr. Ronald King Murray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will advise education authorities in Scotland that, in exercising their discretion to award further education bursaries to students, they must have regard to the provisions of EEC Regulation No. 1612/68 of the Council of Ministers dated 15 th October 1968 ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Subject to the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962 and regulations made under it Scottish education authorities have discretion whether or not to grant a further education bursary in any particular case. I have no reason to believe that education authorities in exercising this discretion discriminate against the children of nationals of other member States of EEC and I therefore see no reason to issue advice on this matter.