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Student Wives

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will relax the rules for mandatory grants for married women returning to university after a period when they have not been in higher education.

My right hon. Friend is considering, as part of the review of student grants, some relaxation of the rules whereby students are disqualified from mandatory awards because of previous study. An announcement will be made shortly. I see no reason to treat married women differently from other students in this respect.