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Higher Education

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills following the oral statement of 5 July 2007, Official Report, columns 1108-10, on Higher Education, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of providing more maintenance grants to students of higher education institutions. (155109)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: We estimated that the additional costs of providing more generous maintenance grants to students would be £330 million across the three years of the next spending review period. Our costs forecasts will be revised as we receive further data about numbers of students and the incomes of students and their parents.