HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc186-7W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many mature students taking the foundation studies course at Magee college, Londonderry, receive supplementary benefit; and what is the average sum paid weekly and the total for the present academic year.

Mr. Alison

During the period 26 September 1979 to 20 June 1980, when the course ended, three students received supplementary benefit for a total of six weeks. The total amount paid out was £59.83 and the average weekly payment was £9.97. Since the course ended eight students have been awarded supplementary benefit totalling £80000 to date at an average weekly amount of £25.81.