§ Mr. Mikardo
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance she has issued to local education authorities concerning residential qualifications for statutory awards for overseas students.
§ Mr. Oakes
My Department has issued no general guidance on this subject to local education authorities relating specifically to overseas students. The Department's circular letter of 27th January gave guidance on the requirement for a three-year period of ordinary residence in the United Kingdom which any applicant must satisfy to be eligible for a mandatory award.