§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Following their reply to Baroness David's Question on 25th July 1991 (Hansard col. WA82) what monitoring they have undertaken of the new arrangements for student support, and in particular of the availability of sufficient funds for book purchase.
§ Baroness Blatch
The department published in June 1992 a statistical bulletin analysing the take-up of the new student loans in the first year of the scheme. The Government announced last month the commission-ing of a survey of undergraduate students' income and expenditure. It will cover a wide sample and address a wide range of questions about income sources and expenditure patterns. The fieldwork will take place next Spring.