§ Mr. Frank Maguire
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will take steps to ensure that awards of scholarships to students applying to enter colleges of further education in England are communicated to them before the final date of acceptance fixed by the colleges, in order to avoid possible hardship and confusion.
§ Mr. Moyle
Awards for Northern Ireland students undertaking courses at teacher-training institutions in Great Britain for the academic year 1976–77 will be limited to 125 for three- and four-year courses. These awards will be made on the basis of academic merit judged on results in the GCE "O" and "A" level examinations. Since these results are not announced until August of each year, it will not be possible to offer awards until after that date.