§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list those local authorities which have withdrawn as a matter of policy, discretionary grants for students attending the Open University: and if she will make a statement on the matter.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
My Department does not collect this information. However, my officials will meet the local authority associations shortly to discuss the general question of monitoring local education authorities' policies on discretionary awards.