HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 cc192-3W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what account is taken in assessing the income of a student applicant for supplementary benefit of an assessment of the parental contribution to the student's grant which is not actually being paid by the parent to the student; and whether the is proposing to make any changes to the present practice in this respect.

Mr. O'Malley

I understand from the Supplementary Benefits Commission that where a student claims supplementary benefit during vacations, account is taken of the parental contribution as assessed by local education authorities. There are no proposals for change.

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