HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c349W
16. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why his Department does not provide grants for students taking national nursery examination board courses at colleges of further education; and whether he has plans to provide such grants.

Dr. Boyson

Local education authorities may at their discretion support students taking national nursery education board or other courses of non-advanced further education. My right hon. and learned Friend has no power to provide grants for them and no plans to extend the mandatory awards system to cover courses of this kind.