HC Deb 13 November 1973 vol 864 c82W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will arrange for permissible allowances offset against parental income when assessing students' grants to include rent upon the same basis as mortgage interest.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

No. The allowances which may be set against parental income follow in general the reliefs given for income tax purposes. My right hon. Friend sees no reason to change this.