HC Deb 24 July 1996 vol 282 c385W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what amount of Government money has gone to the assisted places scheme since its inception. [38227]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Total Government expenditure on the assisted places scheme in Wales, since inception in 1981, amounts to some £23.7 million. This has enabled almost 1,900 students from lower income households to lave access to good educational opportunities in the independent sector.