§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his latest estimate of the total cost in Wales in 1981–82 of student awards at 1981 cash prices and including a separate estimate of the administration cost.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
State bursaries paid by the Welsh Office are expected to total approximately382W £170,000 in 1981–82. Discretionary student awards paid by local education authorities in Wales are expected to amount to approximately £6.3 million at 1981–82 cash prices. Mandatory awards are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Education and Science. Details of administrative costs involved are not separately available.