HC Deb 20 November 1973 vol 864 cc374-5W
42. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what estimate of the average expenses of students at the Scottish universities, the present rate of student grants is based.

Mrs. Thatcher

Estimates of expenses for students in Great Britain as a whole are revised every three years. In addition this year there was an interim increase of £20 in the main rates of grant which, together with the increases already agreed for 1973–74, gave students an additional 8–9 per cent. as from September.