asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many representations he has received since the announcement of increased grants to students which indicate approval for the increases; and how many have been critical of the awards.
Twenty letters have been received, including 12 from hon. Members. Three claimed that the new grant levels were too high, and 13 that they were not high enough. The remaining four criticised the change made in the age at which the parental contribution for married women students no longer applies.