To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether in assessing borrowers' claims for deferment, the Student Loans Company will disregard income from disability living allowance and disability working allowance when those benefits are introduced.
Yes, We have today laid before Parliament regulations amending the Education (Student Loans) Regulations 1991 to ensure that these allowances are fully taken into account.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will arrange for the booklet "Student Grants and Loans—a brief guide" to be published in braille.
I am delighted that the Royal National Institute for the Blind has produced, at my Department's expense, a braille edition of the booklet. I have placed a copy in the Library. The Royal National Institute for the Blind's Peterborough office (PO Box 173, Peterborough PE2 OWS) will make further copies available on request.