§ 14. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in his forthcoming review of the present Education Authority Bursary Regulations, he proposes to adopt a hardship criterion that will ensure uniformity with students' allowances for university and similar awards.
§ Mr. Brooman-White
My right hon. Friend is inviting the interested bodies to take part in discussion on these Regulations next month. He will consider their views before deciding what proposals should be included when Regulations are drafted.
§ Mr. Thomson
When considering these views, will the Secretary of State bear in mind the importance of allowing young people over the age of 15 who would benefit from a further period of full-time education at school to have the maximum financial encouragement to take it? Will he also ensure that there is no financial discrimination against young people staying on at school compared with young people going on to various forms of further education?