HL Deb 16 December 1999 vol 608 c57WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support will be available to students in England and Wales in the academic year 2000–01. [HL425]

Baroness Blackstone

The total level of support available to students in 2000–01 will be 2½ per cent higher than for 1999–2000, in line with forecast price increases. I am today placing a memorandum in the Library giving de tails of the new loan, grant and fee rates for 2000–01. These rates will be incorporated in the Education (Student Support) Regulations, which cover support for eligible students under the current arrangements, and in the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations and Education (Student Loans) Amendment Regulations, which cover students who are still eligible for support under the previous arrangements. These regulations will all be laid before Parliament in due course.