HL Deb 06 November 1980 vol 414 cc1197-8WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the estimated expenditure by public bodies on discretionary awards to students (including fees as well as grants).

Baroness YOUNG

Expenditure by local education authorities in England and Wales on discretionary awards including lesser value awards is estimated, at most, to be some £115 million for the academic year 1980–81.