HC Deb 28 May 1976 vol 912 cc402-3W
Dr. Hampson

asked the Secretary of State for Education arid Science (1) what would be the net cost of abolishing all discretionary awards and converting them into mandatory awards; and what would be the cost of abolishing discretionary awards for students aged 18 years and over;

(2) how many students in Great Britain are receiving discretionary awards from local education authorities; and, of those students, what percentage is aged 18 years or over.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

I am writing to the hon. Member.