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Students (Benefits)

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he received the report of the Social Security Advisory Committee on the Government's proposals to end the entitlement of students to housing benefit, unemployment benefit and other social security benefits; and if he will publish the report immediately.

The report of the Social Security Advisory Committee on the draft Social Security Benefits (Student Loan and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1990 was received on 27 April. We are, at present, giving careful consideration to the report which will be published with our formal response in the normal way when the regulations are laid before Parliament.