HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 cc568-9W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate how much the mandatory student grant would be reduced if parental contribution were no longer taken into account and all students under equal living conditions shared equally the total amounts of money now distributed.

Mr. Waldegrave

In the academic year 1980–81, the latest for which figures are available, a calculation on the basis suggested would have resulted in reductions, as compared with the current maximum rates, of £340 for students living in London, £285 for students living elsewhere, and £225 for students living in the parental home.