HC Deb 21 May 1971 vol 817 c366W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will now make a further statement about student grants.

Mrs. Thatcher

As I announced on 6th May, the Government will make available the sum of£76 million for the improvement of student grants over the triennium 1971–74. After full discussions with the local authority associations of England and Wales, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and the student unions in accordance with the agreed procedure, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland, and I have decided to increase grants for students on first degree and comparable courses as follows:

some grants which will benefit certain groups of students.—[Vol. 816, c. 404.]