§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration he is currently giving to the introduction of a national system of maintenance allowances for students undertaking approved courses in schools or colleges beyond the period of compulsory education.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 29 November at column 689.