Oriental Language Scholarships.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 26th February 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can give any information in connection with the 50 scholarships, valued £2,000 a year, to be awarded to selected boys in secondary and public schools to enable them to study Japanese, Chinese, Turkish or Persian; how are the boys to be selected; and from which schools?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the administrative memorandum dealing with the award of Scholarships in Oriental Languages. Candidates for these scholarships will be drawn from among boys at secondary and public schools in England, Wales and Scotland, who have the necessary qualifications in the school certificate and are recommended by their headmaster. The final selection will be made by an interviewing board.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

What proportion of them will be allocated to public schools?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I hope that the principle of the best boy getting the rewards will prevail in the future, in the educational world of this country.