HC Deb 15 December 1989 vol 163 cc832-3W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretry of State for Education and Science what assessment he has made of the extent to which students whose parents are classified as semi-skilled would be unlikely to undertake higher education following the introduction of the Government's student loan scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jackson

The Government's proposals have been designed to apply to students in a variety of circumstances. Top-up loans mean more money for students. The Government are confident that the increase in resources will make higher education more attractive to students from all backgounds.