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Student Grants

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she intends to take to improve financial support for students in the 16–19 years age range in full-time education.

I shall shortly be inviting the local authorities to have discussions about 16 to 18 education, on the basis that the Government are anxious to have more young people staying on in relevant education and would be ready in due course to commit themselves to a statutory system of awards which could ensure this, the details and timing to be subject to further discussion.