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Student Loans Company

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many reviews were conducted by his Department and its predecessor into the workings of the Student Loans Company in the last three years; and if he will place the results in the Library. (175710)

There have been no reviews solely of the Student Loans Company in the last three years. However an end to end review of student finance delivery in England was commissioned in 2005 The review looked at the arrangements for delivering financial support to students, including the future role of the Student Loans Company. The findings of the review were published on 31 January 2006 and a copy of the report has been placed in the Library. On 3 July 2006, I announced in a statement to the House our response to the review including plans for transforming the student finance service which will be available for new students applying in September 2008 to enter higher education in 2009/10 academic year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students from each London borough entering higher education applied for loans from the Student Loans Company in each year since 1997. (169231)

The available data are given in the table.

Number of students1 in receipt of student loans. Students domiciled in each of the London boroughs. Academic years 1997/98 to 2006/07

London borough

1997/98

1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/072

Barking and Dagenham

400

900

1,000

1,000

1,200

1,200

1,400

1,600

1,700

2,100

Barnet

2,000

4,300

4,800

5,300

5,800

6,000

5,900

6,100

6,500

6,900

Bexley

800

1,800

1,900

2,200

2,300

2,500

2,600

2,700

2,800

3,000

Brent

1,900

3,700

4,200

4,800

5,200

5,400

5,500

5,500

5,600

5,800

Bromley

1,600

3,300

3,400

3,800

4,100

4,400

4,500

4,600

4,800

5,000

Camden

1,000

2,000

2,000

2,300

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,600

2,700

2,600

Croydon

1,800

3,800

4,200

4,800

5,100

5,300

5,300

5,500

5,900

6,300

Ealing

1,700

3,400

4,100

4,600

5,100

5,400

5,400

5,600

5,900

6,100

Enfield

1,600

3,200

3,500

3,900

4,200

4,500

4,600

4,800

5,100

5,500

Greenwich

1,000

2,000

2,100

2,400

2,600

2,800

3,000

3,100

3,100

3,300

Hackney

1,100

2,300

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,800

2,900

3,000

3,300

3,300

Hammersmith and Fulham

800

1,500

1,500

1,700

1,800

1,800

1,900

1,900

2,000

2,000

Haringey

1,400

2,900

3,000

3,300

3,500

3,600

3,700

3,900

4,100

4,300

Harrow

1,600

3,200

3,800

4,200

4,700

5,000

5,200

5,400

5,500

5,800

Havering

700

1,600

1,700

1,900

2,100

2,100

2,300

2,400

2,600

2,800

Hillingdon

1,000

2,000

2,400

2,800

3,000

3,300

3,400

3,600

3,700

4,000

Hounslow

1,100

2,300

2,500

2,900

3,200

3,200

3,300

3,400

3,600

3,800

Islington

900

2,000

2,000

2,200

2,300

2,400

2,400

2,500

2,700

2,700

Kensington and Chelsea

600

1,300

1,300

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,500

1,500

Kingston upon Thames

800

1,800

1,900

2,100

2,300

2,500

2,500

2,600

2,800

2,900

Lambeth

1,500

3,000

3,100

3,300

3,500

3,700

3,800

4,000

4,300

4,200

Lewisham

1,400

2,700

2,900

3,200

3,400

3,500

3,700

3,800

4,000

4,300

Merton

1,000

1,900

2,100

2,400

2,600

2,700

2,700

2,800

2,900

3,000

Newham

1,300

2,700

3,000

3,600

3,900

4,000

4,300

4,300

4,700

5,100

Redbridge

1,500

3,100

3,400

3,800

4,300

4,700

4,900

4,900

5,200

5,500

Richmond upon Thames

1,100

2,300

2,400

2,600

2,800

2,800

3,000

3,000

3,200

3,300

Southwark

1,400

2,800

2,800

3,100

3,200

3,400

3,600

3,800

4,200

4,100

Sutton

800

1,700

1,900

2,200

2,400

2,500

2,500

2,700

2,800

2,900

Tower Hamlets3

600

1,400

1,700

1,900

2,200

2,300

2,400

2,600

2,800

2,800

Waltham Forest

1,100

2,300

2,500

2,900

3,100

3,300

3,500

3,400

3,600

3,900

Wandsworth

1,400

2,800

2,900

3,000

3,200

3,200

3,200

3,300

3,500

3,600

Westminster

800

1,500

1,400

1,500

1,600

1,600

1,600

1,700

1,800

1,900

1 Student numbers rounded to the nearest hundred

2 Fee loans are included from their introduction in 2006/07

3 City of London is not shown separately since their applications are handled by Tower Hamlets

Source:

Student Loans Company (SLC)