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Student Grants (Parental Contributions)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether any action is to be taken to increase the value of local education authority grants awarded for the third term of the current academic year, in order to compensate parents of children at university for loss of child tax allowances as from 1st April next.

No. It is not practicable to adjust either the student grant or parental contributions for the current acedemic year. Appropriate reductions in parental contributions will be made starting next September.