HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c350
36. Mr. Weitzman

asked the Minister of Education whether, in respect of the awards for university students outlined in circular 104 of 16th May, 1946, she will state the income conditions and assessment of need under which awards will be made.

Mr. Hardman

No contribution is expected from a parent whose income does not exceed £600 a year. Parents with incomes above this figure will pay a contribution assessed on a graduated scale, which provides that an award will become honorary when the annual income exceeds £1,500. In arriving at the amount of income for this purpose allowances are made in respect of other dependent children and their educational expenses, dependent relatives, mortgage interest, and certain other liabilities.

Mr. Hogg

Would it not be wise to abolish the means test in this matter?