§ Mr. Park
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he is taking to ensure the implementation, in the case of technical colleges, of the recommendation of the Standing Advisory Committee on Student Awards that students' union fees should be paid on the students' behalf by the grant awarding authorities.
§ Mr. Crosland
Since 1962, all awards for first degree and comparable courses in technical colleges as in other cases have included subscriptions to students' unions where membership is obligatory. Awards for other courses are at the discretion of local education authorities.