HC Deb 15 March 1988 vol 129 c535W
42. Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about the financial position of students in higher education in other countries in the European Economic Community.

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.