HC Deb 28 February 1992 vol 204 c619W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will re-introduce travel grants for students;

(2) if, when he next meets the chairman of London Underground, he will raise the issue of concessionary fares for students.

Mr. Alan Howarth

Under the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations, students who are disabled, who are attending a place away from their main college as part of a medical, dental or nursing course or who are attending an institution outside the United Kingdom as part of their course may have their travel costs reimbursed. The first part of any expenditure is disregarded in deciding claims. We have no plans to change these arrangements nor would we wish to raise the issue of concessionary fares for students with the chairman of London Underground.