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Disabled Students (Discretionary Allowance)

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many disabled students have been assisted by the discretionary allowance for disabled students, and at what cost, during the last academic year; and if he intends to increase the limit in line with inflation.

This information is available only for mandatory awards and other awards intended to provide full maintenance. In 1977–78 local education authorities made payments under the provisions relating to disabled students to 166 students, at a total cost of £20,768. These figures do not include items such as payment of travelling expenses, for which expenditure on disabled students is not separately identified.The maximum allowance for a disabled student is revised annually in accordance with the cost of living.