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Student Grants

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to make mandatory on local education authorities the awarding of fourth-year grants to students pursuing courses such as law degrees where a fourth year is required to achieve their professional qualification.

As we made clear during debates on the Education (No. 2) Bill, we have no intention, within the immediate future, because of the current financial position, of introducing legislation to enable mandatory awards to be extended to professional and vocational courses not at present eligible.