§ 28. Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make a further statement on student grant increases.
§ 42. Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a further statement on grants to students.
§ 47. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is yet in a position to make a statement regarding the new level of grants to students.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The Government, after discussion with the local authority associations, has decided to authorise additional expenditure over the three-year period 1971–74 of £76 million for undergraduate and comparable awards.
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland, and I have invited the local authority associations, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and the student associations, to joint discussions, beginning next week, on the allocation of this total sum between increases in rates of grant and other improvements e.g. in the scale for parental contributions. 405W I will make a statement about new levels of grants at the first opportunity.