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Wednesday, 13 September 1972
Page: 1373

Mr Hayden asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   What percentage of the Grade 10 1972 enrolment will receive Commonwealth secondary school scholarships for use in .1973.

(2)   Are the additional scholarships to be awarded to candidates from the 1972 .scholarship examination or does the increase only commence with, candidates in 1973.

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Thirteen per cent of the students now enrolled in the third last year of secondary schooling will receive scholarships under (he new Commonwealth Senior Secondary Scholarships Scheme at the beginning of 1973.

(2)   The larger number of scholarships. >".0O0, available under the new scheme will be offered to the candidates who competed at the scholarship selection examination held in July 1972.

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