State Scholarships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

asked the President of the Board of Education how many of the 360 State scholarships offered this year have been awarded to pupils in grant-aided and non-grant-aided secondary schools, respectively; and whether the income limit for these scholarships has been raised and, if so, to what amount?

Mr. STANLEY:

Of the 360 State scholarships awarded this year 331 were awarded to pupils in grant-aided schools and 29 to pupils in non-grant-aided schools. There is no fixed income limit; all the circumstances of the candidate and of his parents are considered before the grant is determined, but no grant would ordinarily be given if the parents' income exceeded £1,000. The working figure in previous years was £800.