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Students: Grants

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students were receiving maintenance grants in (a) the City of Southampton and (b) Hampshire County Council local education authority area in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average grant received by such students was in that period. (288391)

The information is found in the table.

Students awarded grants1 academic year 2008/09 (provisional)2

Local authority

Number of students awarded grants

Average (£)







1 Figures cover the Higher Education Grant, the Maintenance Grant and grants and allowances for children and dependents. Each of these grant types has a different maximum entitlement amount.

2 Data at mid-November 2008. Figures may change as later applications are processed.


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