§ Miss Wright
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to publicise more widely the national engineering scholarships, in view of the relatively few secondary schools that are drawing the existence of these scholarships to the attention of suitably qualified and interested young men and women.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Information about the national engineering scholarships is already distributed widely. A variety of material publicising the competition is sent each year to all secondary schools, further education institutions, universities, the schools liaison service and the engineering careers information service, as well as to principal careers officers and chief librarians. As the number of applications for scholarships has increased fivefold since the scheme was introduced in 1978 and the competition is keen, we do not believe that further publicity is required.