HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 c854
12. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the working papers from his Department's inquiry into student loans carried out during the last three years?

Mr. Brooke

No. These are internal Government papers, which are not for publication.

Mr. Bennett

Why are the Government afraid to put that information before the public? Is it because it shows that loans would not work and would have considerable implications in terms of increased public expenditure?

Mr. Brooke

I have every confidence that the same kind of considerations that were taken into account before 1983 will be considered again in the review during the coming year.