Student Grants
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what would be the cost of restoring all student grants to their October 1978 value;(2) what is the average level of mandatory student grant paid to mature students, single mature students, married mature students, and married mature students with children; and how many mature students there are in each category;(3) if he will estimate the additional cost of awarding all students in higher education a full maintenance grant in each of the categories
(a) 18 years plus, (b) 19 years plus, (c) 20 years plus and (d) 21 years plus in 1984–85 and in 1985–86;
(4) what would be the cost in 1985–86 of restoring mandatory student grants to the real value of the 1978–79 award.
Sir Keith Joseph
I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.