§ 21. Mr. Alport
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many students have availed themselves of the facilities 494 which exist for providing financial assistance in the case of illness or other misfortune; and on what basis students become eligible for this assistance.
Expenses of illness and convalescence can normally be met without undue difficulty through the National Health Scheme. Thirteen students have, however, been helped to the extent of £147 while in hospital or undergoing convalescence or suffering from some other misfortune. Any student is eligible for such assistance in special emergencies where no other source of help is available.
§ Mr. Alport
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he means by "any students" those who come over privately as well as those who come over sponsored by colonial governments?