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Student Grants

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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11.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about progress on review of student grants and the extent to which account has been taken of students claiming supplementary benefits from the DHSS during university and college vacation.

Details of undergraduate student grants for the academic year 1975–76 were announced on 20th May. The grant includes a contribution towards vacation maintenance. It is not affected by any claims made by a student for supplementary benefit during vacations, but any supplementary benefit paid takes account of the vacation contribution in the grant.

46.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received following his announcement of the revised level of student grants.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what would be the current cost in a full year of abolishing the means test for the parental contribution on student grants.

The cost of abolishing the parental contribution in Great Britain is estimated to be £65 million to £70 million in the academic year 1974–75.