§ Mr. Albert Booth
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which local authorities in England do not make awards to students taking a course for the Law Society's qualifying examination, Part I.
§ Mr. Crosland
Awards to students taking the course for the Law Society's qualifying examination, Part I, are made under the discretionary powers given to local education authorities by Section 2 of the Education Act, 1962. I have advised authorities to consider paying grants covering both fees and maintenance to articled clerks who attend without remuneration a compulsory full-time course leading to this examination. I have no record of the extent to which local education authorities in England have acted on this advice.