§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the value, in current prices, using the retail price index, of the grant provided in 1952 to recipients of State scholarships, without any abatement in respect of parental contribution, for undergraduate studies for a degree course in Manchester, London and Cambridge, respectively; and what percentage this represents of the current approved grant level for similar courses at these universities.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The following table gives (a) a revaluation of the grants payable to State scholars in the academic year 1951–52, on the basis of changes in the retail price index between March 1952 and March 1973, and (b) the percentages these represent of the corresponding rates payable in the current academic year:
For students in residence For students living at home £ % £ % Manchester 504 113 387 109 London 565 118 422 119 Cambridge 621 129 457 129