§ Mr. Beith
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether it is her intention that under the new mandatory award regulations students who have been eligible for only the minimum award but have not claimed it will be automatically ineligible for an award in the following year; and what advice she has geven to local authorities on this point.
§ Mr. Oakes
Under the present Awards Regulations, students already on courses who would have been eligible for a mandatory mimimum award but who did not apply for it will not be eligible for a mandatory award for 1977–78. My right hon. Friend will examine this provision in the course of the current review of the regulations.