§ Mrs. Fyfe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with regard to the student grants paid by the Scottish Education Department, at what percentage rate the threshold at which parental contribution becomes payable has risen each year since 1979; and what has been the comparable change in(a) the retail prices index and (b) average pay increases in each such year.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information requested is set out in the table. The percentage increases for the retail prices index and average pay are based on financial years and those for the parental contribution threshold on the equivalent academic year.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend was scheduled to visit Peterhead prison on 29 September 1987, but the visit had to be cancelled because of the continuation of a major incident which had started the previous evening. He last visited the prison, in his then capacity of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, on 22 August 1979. He has no immediate plans to make a further visit.