HC Deb 25 November 1980 vol 994 c61W
28. Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue guidance to local education authorities on the level of discretionary awards to students on degree and degree-equivalent courses.

Dr. Boyson

Discretionary awards made under section 1(6) of the Education Act 1962 to students on degree or designated comparable courses who do not satisfy the normal requirements for mandatory awards must, once made, be at the same rates and conditions as those applying to mandatory awards.