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Universities And Polytechnics

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many representations he has received concerning the abolition of the present system of grants for students at United Kingdom universities, polytechnics and other institutions of higher education.

My right hon. and learned Friend has received fewer than 50 letters on the subject, mainly from interested individuals. Some have advocated abolishing grants in favour of a system of loans; others have expressed opposition to such a development.