University Students (Grants)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South 12:00 am, 17th December 1957

asked the Secreetary of State for Scotland whether he will appoint an independent committee to examine and report on the question of financial assistance to university students.

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

This matter is at present under consideration, but I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South

May I take it from that reply that it is likely that my right hon. Friend will consider the suggestion with favour, because no doubt he is aware that there are considerable anomalies and variations in the grants awarded to students, and that there is considerable concern in Scotland about the matter?

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

I do not think more should be taken from my reply than I have said, but I am very much aware of the great importance of this matter.