§ Mr. Hatton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has reached a decision on the rates of grant for postgraduate students for 1975–76; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have decided that the rates of grant for postgraduate studentships awarded by the education departments and the research councils will be increased as follows: for students living away from home in London from £960 to £1,180; for students living away from home other than in London from £880 to £1,085; for students living at home from £660 to £790. These increases are comparable with those recently announced for undergraduate students. The married women's rate of grant will be increased to that of 465W a married man, and both married women and married men will have the same entitlement to dependants' allowances. Supplementary allowances will also be adjusted.