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Student Grants (Bursaries And Scholarships)

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why he refuses to treat bursaries and scholarships on a par with vacation earnings for the purpose of calculating grants.

The general rule is that a student's personal income, including income from bursaries and scholarships, is taken into account in the assessment of grant except that the first £130 is disregarded. An exception is made in respect of vacation earnings because the grant is not intended to make more than a contribution towards maintenance during vacation.