HL Deb 10 June 1997 vol 580 c70WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the statements relating to the students loan scheme in the Labour Party manifesto that "the current system is badly administered" and "we will provide efficient administration", by what measures they propose to judge the current and future efficiency of the system.

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

The Government are looking forward to the publication of the report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education. In the light of that report, we will put in place a fair system of student loans which is simple to administer, which reduces non-payment and which does not deter people from taking up places in higher education.

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