§ 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.