HC Deb 27 October 1995 vol 264 c882W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if student allowances are available for the purchase of course and class manuals which course organisers consider compulsory for the completion of university classes. [38881]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

For students in full-time higher education, provision for the purchase of books and so on forms an integral part of the overall package of maintenance support provided through maintenance grants and student loans. This enables students to determine their own priorities in terms of expenditure.