To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are his estimates of the effect of the introduction of a scheme for student loans upon the numbers of adult students entering full-time education who are(a) women, (b) ethnic minorities and (c) of working class background.
Top-up loans mean extra resources for students. That will make higher education more attractive to students of all ages and from all backgrounds.
§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, pursuant to his reply on 2 December to the hon. Member for Blackburn,Official Report columns 406-7, he will provide a full list of those organisations with whom he is discussing his proposals for student loans; and whether all members of the banking and financial services sector are to be consulted.