HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c626W
52. Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on information available to him on the financial position of students in higher education in(a) Britain and (b) other European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Jackson

Students in higher education in Great Britain are more dependent on maintenance grants than those in other European Community countries. But a precise comparison of financial circumstances is very difficult because of the variety of forms that student support may take. The student support review group, under my chairmanship, is examining the available evidence.

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