HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 cc8-9W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from Liverpool university about access funds; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Boswell

One, from the assistant registrar of Liverpool university. I announced on 14 June that a total of £23.8 million will be available for access funds in England for the 1993–94 academic year. This represents an increase of over £2 million—nearly 10 per cent.—over 1992–93. We believe that if properly targeted to genuinely needy students, this should be sufficient for the purpose of supplementing an already generous student support package of grants and loans.