§ Mrs. Peacock
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on the current level of student grant; and what plans he has to alleviate the problems students currently face.
§ Mr. Walden
The level of grant reflects the necessity for the consideration of student needs to be balanced by an assessment of what taxpayers can reasonably be expected to contribute. My right hon. Friend will announce rates of grant for the academic year 1987–88 shortly.
Future arrangements for students' financial support are the object of a comprehensive review.