HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 c46W
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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list those local authorities which have withdrawn as a matter of policy, discretionary grants for students attending the Open University: and if she will make a statement on the matter.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.