HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 cc264-5W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has given consideration to making loans available to those students whose parents are unable or unwilling to supplement the minimum grant; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

My right hon. Friend is at present considering ways in which loans might complement the present system of student support including the possibility suggested by my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge. The subject of loans is, however, complex and the Government have not yet reached a decision on whether a loans scheme could or should be introduced.