HC Deb 12 December 1988 vol 143 c386W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if the disabled students' allowance will remain index linked following the recent Government announcement to introduce top up loans for students.

Mr. Jackson

The amount of the allowance is at the discretion of local education authorities, subject to a ceiling—at present £730. That ceiling is not index linked. No decision has been taken on what it should be in the future.