HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c284W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans to introduce a maintenance payment system for disabled university students to enable them to retain accommodation which they occupy as a result of their disability and to introduce an additional allowance to reimburse students who can supply satisfactory medical evidence of special dietary needs for vouched items of expenditure on diet incurred wholly by reason of those needs.

Mr. Walden

There are no plans to change the present arrangements, which provide for a disabled student to be reimbursed up to a specified sum additional expenditure incurred by reason of his disability and in respect of his attendance on a course.