HC Deb 06 July 1973 vol 859 cc216-7W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will consider introducing legislation to permit local authorities to make discretionary grants for students at the Open University.

Mrs. Thatcher

Local education authorities already have the power under Section 2 of the Education Act 1962 to make grants to students taking Open University courses. I drew their attention to this in a circular issued on 5th April 1971.

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