§ Mr. Alan Howarth
As at 12 December 1990, over 66,000 students had applied for loans, representing 10.5 per cent. of the estimated number of eligible students in the United Kingdom.
Figures showing the take-up of individual loans as a percentage of student funding in each university and polytechnic are not available. For a student who lives away from home, but not in London, and who receives the basic maintenance grant, the full-year loan facility in 1990–91 is nearly 16 per cent. of the total resources available from the uprated grant and the loan combined.