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Students (Maintenance Grant)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his estimate is of the total annual cost is of the maintenance grant payable to poorer students. [109094]

We estimate the steady state cost of the new Higher Education Grant to be almost £300 million. The grant will be targeted at those students from the households with the lowest income. We aim to provide the full £1,000 grant to approximately 30 per cent. of students.