§ Mr. Boswell
No. The Government have no present plans to change the scope of the Education Act 1962. That Act requires local education authorities to make mandatory awards only in respect of attendance on designated full-time courses up to first degree level and on designated initial teacher training courses. It also permits authorities to make discretionary awards for other courses, subject to certain exclusions. Where postgraduate law courses are eligible for discretionary awards, the decision whether to make such an award is a matter for the authority.