HC Deb 29 July 1982 vol 28 c649W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the saving to public funds of the introduction of a top-up loan scheme for students in higher education over the next 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

If a top-up loan scheme implies making resources available to supplement the present mandatory award, thereby increasing the total finance available to students, it would not provide savings to public funds.