HC Deb 04 April 1990 vol 170 cc616-7W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if the recent changes announced in funding disabled students' extra educational costs will apply to disabled students with central Government awards pursuing postgraduate degrees.

Mr. Jackson

The rates of postgraduate awards made by the Department for 1990–91 will be announced in due course. My right hon. Friend expects to make appropriate provision for the disabled students' and other allowances, on lines broadly similar to that for mandatory undergraduate awards but allowing for any relevant differences in the postgraduate awards arrangements. Other postgraduate award-making bodies determine the rates for their subjects within the resources available to them.