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Student Grants

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Prime Minister whether she will make it the policy of Her Majesty's Government to apply the same conditions to the calculation of mandatory student grants for students resident in Scotland and England; and what administrative arrangements would be necessary to secure this end.

I have no plans to change the existing arrangements, which ensure that closely comparable conditions apply to the assessment of grants for students attending courses of higher education throughout the United Kingdom. The Departments concerned are considering how best to come into line on the divergence in their treatment of life assurance premiums and superannuation payments, about which I understand that the hon. Member is concerned.