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Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in higher education have received payments in respect of (a) tuition fee loans, (b) maintenance loans, (c) grants for living costs, (d) bursaries and scholarships and (e) extra help for students with children or adult dependants in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England in each of the last three years; and what the monetary value was of each such type of payment in each area in each such year. (307414)

The information requested is in the following tables.

Student support North Yorkshire1 academic year 2006/07 to 2008/09

Students

Value (£)

2006/07

Tuition Fee Loan

6,950

11,905,000

Maintenance Loan

9,330

35,369,000

Adult Dependant Grant

40

92,000

Childcare

50

105,000

Maintenance and other grants2

12,220

8,360,000

2007/08

Tuition Fee Loan

8,020

17,955,000

Maintenance Loan

9,470

36,662,000

Adult Dependant Grant

50

100,000

Childcare

50

118,000

Maintenance and other grants2

13,190

9,799,000

2008/09

Tuition Fee Loan

8,960

23,958,000

Maintenance Loan

9,780

39,196,000

Adult Dependant Grant

60

134,000

Childcare

70

208,000

Maintenance and other grants

14,500

11,779,000

1 Student numbers rounded to nearest 10, value of support rounded to nearest £1,000.

2 Includes Maintenance Grant, Higher Education Grant, Special Support Grant, Parental Learning Allowance, Travel Grant and Disabled Student Allowance.

Source:

Student Loans Company

Student support1 England academic years 2006/07 to 2008/09

Students (thousand)

Value (£ million)

2006/07

Tuition Fee Loan

397.3

807.7

Maintenance Loan

728.1

2,613.4

Adult Dependant Grant

6.4

14.1

Childcare

8.3

27.1

Grants for Maintenance2

320.9

471.2

2007/08

Tuition Fee Loan

553.5

1,388.6

Maintenance Loan

746.2

2,630.7

Adult Dependant Grant

6.9

15.6

Childcare

9.6

31.2

Grants for Maintenance2

395.2

713.2

2008/09

Tuition Fee Loan

696.9

1,981.1

Maintenance Loan

771.5

2,717.0

Adult Dependant Grant

7.8

18.0

Childcare

9.8

36.1

Grants for Maintenance2

495.7

1,025.0

1 Student numbers rounded to nearest 1,000, value of support rounded to nearest £ million.

2 Maintenance Grant and Higher Education Grant.

Source:

Student Loans Company

The information requested on bursaries and scholarships is not available centrally as they are the responsibility of Higher Education Institutions. Reliable information is not available at constituency level. Complete information for the current academic year 2009/10 is not yet available, and will be available in late 2010 when a Statistical First Release on Student Support will be published on the Student Loans Company website.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in higher education did not receive payments in respect of (a) tuition fee loans, (b) maintenance loans, (c) grants for living costs, (d) bursaries and scholarships and (e) extra help for students with children or adult dependants to which they were entitled before the commencement of their course in (i) Vale of York constituency, (ii) North Yorkshire and (iii) England in each of the last three years; and what the monetary value was of each such type of payment not made to students from each area in each such year before the commencement of their courses. (307415)

Tuition fee loans are not paid before commencement of the course. The information requested on bursaries and scholarships is not available centrally as they are the responsibility of higher education institutions. The other information requested in the answer cannot be produced except at disproportionate cost.