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Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will announce the postgraduate bursary rates payable in the academic year 1990–91.

I propose to set the main maintenance rates for bursaries offered under my Department's postgraduate awards scheme in the academic year 1990–91 as follows:

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These represent increases above the current year's rates broadly in line with those for corresponding mandatory undergraduate awards. For the studentships in librarianship and information science administered by my Department, the rates for 1990–91 will be the same as those under the state studentship scheme run by the British Academy, which I announced in answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Elmet (Mr. Batiste) on Wednesday 4 July,

Official Report, column 575.