§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will, when making new regulations for the academic year 1981–82, amend the provision in paragraph 6(1)(d) of schedule 3 to the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations (S.I. 1980 No. 974) in order to reflect the qualification of the 15 per cent. limitation achieved by section 32 of the Finance Act 1980 and so to keep the deductions permitted for student grant purposes as far as possible in line with those permitted for tax purposes.
§ Dr. Boyson
The existing residual income basis for assessing levels of parental contribution is based on the principle of parity with the income tax system. I shall have regard to the provisions of the Finance Act 1980 in considering what changes should be made to the awards regulations for 1981–82.