HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c131W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will seek powers to ensure that, where discretionary grants are payable to students by local authorities, they are made uniform, or alternatively to abolish local authority discretionary grants and to make them the responsibility of the Government.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. These grants are made for widely diverse courses on which students' needs vary. They are best administered locally.