HC Deb 02 December 1987 vol 123 c607W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet come to a decision as to the definition of the term full-time student for the purposes of section 8(6) of the Abolition of Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act 1987.

Mr. Lang

My right hon. and learned Friend will shortly bring forward draft regulations under section 8(6) of the 1987 Act incorporating the necessary definitions.

Percentage increase in: 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87
Parental contribution threshold 23.4 13.8 Nil 7.6 7.0 6.6 7.4 6.9
Retail price index 21.8 12.0 9.4 4.0 5.2 6.9 3.0 4.2
Average pay1 (all adults) 21.5 14.9 9.3 8.8 8.0 6.5 6.5 6.4

1Source: Department of Employment New Earnings.

1Source: Department of Employment New Earnings.

Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many full-time students in higher education receive fees-only grants from the Scottish Education Department(a) in Glasgow university, (b) in Strathclyde university, (c) in Glasgow college of technology and (d) in Scotland as a whole.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The latest available figures for full-time students in receipt of fees only awards are in respect of session 1986–87. The information requested is as follows:

Glasgow University 1,948
Strathclyde University 1,286
Glasgow College of Technology 539
Scotland 13,167