HC Deb 20 April 1982 vol 22 c79W
34. Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the real value of student grants for 1982–83 compared with 1981–82.

Mr. Waldegrave

If retail prices were to increase by 10 per cent. between September 1981 and September 1982 the real value of the basic student grant for students living away from home other than in London would fall by 6 per cent. between 1981–82 and 1982–83.