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?
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.