HC Deb 23 November 1981 vol 13 cc291-2W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will reconsider the case of Mr. Neil Johnson of Liverpool and his student grant award in the light of representations made to him by the hon. Members for Vauxhall (Mr. Holland) and Liverpool, Edge Hill; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. William Shelton

I understand that the course of postgraduate study being followed by Mr. Johnson at Liverpool University is, by a narrow margin, within the area for which the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is the award-making body, but that Mr. Johnson was not nominated for an SSRC award by the university. I recognise, however, that this is a somewhat complicated case, and I have asked the chairman of the SSRC if he will write to the hon. Member.