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Student Grants

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the cost of uprating the student grant to allow for inflation since it was last uprated.

The cost of increasing the main rates of grant payable under the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 1991 in line with with the Government's current estimate of inflation since those rates were last increased in 1990 would be £66·4 million. This figure assumes student numbers to be consistent with the autumn statement and that no other provisions of the regulations are changed.