§ Mr. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) when he expects to decide the quota of postgraduate student awards in social work;
(2) whether he has reached a decision on the quota for awards for the certificate of qualification in social work for 1982; and whether he will consider exempting this course from quota restrictions in line with other courses dealing with professional qualifications.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I am at present considering the arrangements which should apply to students' allowances for postgraduate courses leading to a variety of professional qualifications, including those in social work; and I hope to make an announcement shortly regarding the quotas of awards for courses in session 1982–83.