HC Deb 05 March 1973 vol 852 cc36-7W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what would be the cost to public funds if the parents' contribution to grants for students in higher education in the United Kingdom were abolished.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In 1970–71, something in excess of £40 million.

Mr. Batsford

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the maximum on the graduated scale of additional payment for mature full-time students over the age of 25 years compared with the cost of living index on 1st January in the academic years 1965–66 and 1972–73.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The maximum additional sum payable to mature students was £100 in 1965–66 and is £145 in 1972–73. The retail price index was 114.3 for January 1966 and 171.3 for January 1973. If the maximum sum had increased in strict proportion to this index it would have become £150.

Project Location Value (£000 at 1972 prices)
Dean wood Infants Gillingham 128
County Primary Elvington 111
Church of England Primary Bridge and Patrixbourne 91
Claremount County Junior Tunbridge Wells 53
St. Helens Church of England Primary Cliffe 122
Northdown County Junior Margate 111
Lady Boswell Church of England Primary Sevenoaks 120
County Primary Lydd 92
Upton County Junior Broadstairs 59
County Primary Hadlow 95
Sandgate County Junior Folkestone 151
Church of England Junior Ditton 57
County Infants Staplehurst 73
Barrow Grove County Infants Sittingbourne 96
Park Farm County Primary Folkestone 100
Sandling Wood County Infants Maidstone 84
The Sweyne County Junior Swanscombe 140
New Ash Green County Junior Hartley 158
Sherwood Park County Infants Tunbridge Wells 92
Ivy Lane County Junior Whitstable 112
County Secondary Herne Bay 291
Duncan Bowen Secondary Ashford 322
Southlands Secondary New Romney 486
County Secondary Cranbrook 402
St. Georges Church of England Secondary Sheerness 76
The Downs Secondary Dartford 806
County Secondary Stroud 438
St. George's Church of England Secondary Gravesend 187
Rainham County Secondary Gillingham 102
St. Johns County Secondary Boys Sittingbourne 217
New Ash Green County Infants Hartley 91
Stangrave Park County Primary Infants Edenbridge 93
Kingswood County Primary Broomfield 75
Lunsford Lane County Primary East Malling and Larkfield 96
County Primary Maidstone East 63
Prince's Avenue County Primary Chatham 131
Singleton County Junior Ashford 100
Westminster County Primary Sheerness 63
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Infants Gillingham 48
County Infants West Kingsdown 80
St. Johns Roman Catholic Primary Gravesend 127
Church of England Primary Northfleet 128
County Primary Pembury 194
Church of England Primary Seal 85
County Primary Ightham 90
Gun Lane County Primary Rochester 151
Church of England Infants Faversham 101