HL Deb 04 February 1992 vol 535 c8WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider extending eligibility for income support under the severe hardship provisions to students without other means of financial support during the long vacations.

Lord Henley

We have no plans to do so. The social security system is not intended as a means of educational funding. Students should look to the educational maintenance system of grants, top-up loans and access fund payments for their financial support.