HC Deb 08 June 1993 vol 226 c205W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will list the local education authorities that currently make discretionary awards for mature students and the total sums budgeted for this purpose in the latest year for which figures are available;

(2) if he will make a statement as to the progress of his Department's policy regarding the award of discretionary grants for mature students.

Mr. Boswell

It is for each local education authority to determine its own policy and set its own budget for discretionary awards. My right hon. Friend does not seek to influence authorities in these matters and does not routinely collect detailed information on authorities' policies and budgets for discretionary awards.