HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c851W
Mr. Colvin

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of students in further education who will take out student loans.

Mr. Jackson

Top-up loans will mean extra resources for students in higher education. If 80 per cent. of those eligible were to apply, some 455,000 higher education students would receive top-up loans in 1990–91.