§ Mr. Dodsworth
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans she has for a new means test on student grants which would take into consideration net income of the parents in place of the pesent method based on gross income.
§ Mr. Oakes
The present system is based on the parents' residual income, that is, the income after deducting certain allowances similar to those given for income tax purposes. My right hon. Friend has no plans for changing this system, which ensures broad equality of treatment between students with awards.