asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what would be the cost of restoring all student grants to their October 1978 value;(2) what is the average level of mandatory student grant paid to mature students, single mature students, married mature students, and married mature students with children; and how many mature students there are in each category;(3) if he will estimate the additional cost of awarding all students in higher education a full maintenance grant in each of the categories
(a) 18 years plus, (b) 19 years plus, (c) 20 years plus and (d) 21 years plus in 1984–85 and in 1985–86;
(4) what would be the cost in 1985–86 of restoring mandatory student grants to the real value of the 1978–79 award.
I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.