HC Deb 22 March 1983 vol 39 cc373-4W
24. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied that the present structure of grants enables all those young persons with the qualifications and desire to follow courses in further, higher or technical education to do so without financial penalty or insecurity.

Mr. Waldegrave

The present structure concentrates most resources on those in full-time higher education, primarily through mandatory awards, and works reasonably well for them. Discretionary awards are available, according to local policy, for some of those on other courses.