HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc399-400W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is ready to announce a system of student loans for those people wishing to attend universities and colleges of further education.

Dr. Boyson

My center hon. and learned Friend has student loans under consideration but does not expect to complete his study of this complex subject before the end of the year. Wide discussion and consultation would be needed before a decision could be taken to adopt any proposals which might emerge from the study.