Mr. Robert Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his answer of 11 January 1994,Official Report, column 72, if he will publish in the Official Report the comparable figures on the percentage of dependent students receiving full and nil maintenance given in the "Statistics of Education Student Awards" volume for 1988–89 to 1990–91; and what is the reason for the differences between those figures and the data given in his previous answer.
§ Mr. Boswell
Figures on the percentage of dependent students receiving full and nil maintenance published in the Statistics of Education Student Awards Volume show scale 1 and scale 2 contributions as follows:
Percentage of dependent students receiving full and nil maintenance in England and Wales. 1988–89 1989–90 1990–911 Scale 1 full maintenance 28.8 27.3 27.5 nil maintenance 30.7 33.0 32.4 Scale 2 full maintenance 29.6 27.4 27.0 nil maintenance 23.1 25.8 28.3 1 Calculated from subset of LEAs able to provide data.
The figures given in the reply of 11 January, Official Report, column 72 differed from these in that they represented the combination of the two scales.