HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c185W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the real value of the student grant now, as compared with 1962; and how this compares with changes in teachers salaries.

Mr. Waldegrave

The latest information on average teacher salaries relates to 31 March 1980; at that date the increase in the real value of teacher salaries from March 1963—in academic year 1962–63—was 15 per cent. During this period the student grant ordinary maintenance rate decreased in real terms by 12 per cent. Since that time the student maintenance grant has declined by a further 4 per cent.