HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 cc131-2W
18. Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why grants are not available for English students undertaking courses in dental hygiene in the United Kingdom outside England and Wales.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Responsibility for the payment of grants to English and Welsh students at schools of dental hygiene in England and Wales, unlike Scotland where there is a system of central funding, rests with the health authority in which the school is situated. We do not consider it necessary to support students elsewhere, and previous arrangements for the payment of a limited number of centrally funded grants have been discontinued.

an average gain per taxpayer in each category; and in each case how much is due (a) to indexation and (b) to other policy decisions.

Mr. Ridley

[pursuant to his reply, 9 March 1983, c. 409]: I assume the hon. Member has in mind those Budget changes concerned with income tax rates and the level of personal allowances and thresholds. Considering changes to these three items only, the changes in income tax yields are given in the table and notes which follow: