§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the recent survey of the School of Economics at Dundee, a copy of which has been sent to him, which shows that the grants made to Scottish students do not cover their expenses; and if he will set up an inquiry into the present methods of university finance.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
I have seen the survey, which relates to bursaries awarded by education authorities. It was sent to me by the Scottish Union of Students, who claim that the increased maintenance allowances in the amending Bursary Regulations published in July are inadequate.
I do not consider it practicable to make any further increase in the allowances for the present and I therefore propose to make the Regulations forthwith in the form in which they were published. I intend, however, to look further into the points made by the Union.