HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 cc627-8W
66. Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will amend the adult education bursary scheme on mature students' additional payments to enable mature students who have been unemployed for a considerable period of time to be eligible for this payment.

Mr. Jackson

Bursaries for students resident in England and attending long-term residential colleges are made in accordance with the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations. Bursary-holders are therefore eligible for the older students allowance only if they satisfy the relevant requirements of those regulations. The regulations are reviewed annually, but I cannot yet say whether there will be any change in the conditions of eligibility for the older students allowance for the next academic year.