HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 cc36-7W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those local education authorities in Scotland which have withdrawn as a matter of policy discretionary grants for students attending the Open University; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mr. Millan

So far as I am aware, no authority has completely withdrawn bursaries for Open University students. Authorities have been recommended to deal sympathetically with applications for Open University bursaries, but this is a matter in which they have complete discretion.