HC Deb 23 November 1984 vol 68 c287W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Prime Minister if she will estimate the number and percentage of families required to contribute to student grant who are also entitled to housing benefit; and how the number will be affected by the proposed changes to student grant regulations.

The Prime Minister

An estimate of the number of housing benefit recipients who are required to contribute to a student grant is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The proposed changes to the student grant regulations should not affect the number involved, since the threshold of the parental contribution scale is to be indexed broadly in line with earnings.