§ Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state the total spending on grants to postgraduate students, in respect of the academic year 1965–66 and how was this sum divided between his Department, local education authorities, university grants committees, research councils and other sources.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The estimated cost of postgraduate awards in Great Britain in 1965–66 was about £8 million. Of this sum £2.6 million was spent by my Department, £0.5 million by local education authorities, £3.9 million by the Research Councils and £1 million by other Government Departments, including the Scottish Education Department. Information is not available about grants to postgraduates by universities and colleges from their own funds, or by business concerns.