§ Mr. Bruce
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will allow students who become eligible for grant assistance after the start of an academic course to apply for a grant.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
An exception to the normal rules requiring the establishment of eligibility for a grant under the students' allowances scheme by reference to a date at48W the beginning of a student's course is made for refugees and their families. I have no plans to extend that exception to other categories.