HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 c473W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Wirral, South (Mr. Chapman) of 25 January 2000,Official Report, column 151W, if he will tabulate the annual cost component element of his package for access funds and hardship loans. [112124]

Mr. Wicks

[holding answer 28 February 2000]: Of the £68 million which the package will cost in a full year, £10 million is identified for bursaries for disadvantaged young students, administered through Access Funds. The package did not contain any cost component for Hardship Loans. Furthermore, in 2000–01 we are making available £17 million for bursaries for mature students and £57 million for a Hardship Fund.

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