HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c41W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the reasons for the difference between the projected debts of engineering students in Great Britain and the average for all students; and what measures she has taken to address the difference. [39530]

Margaret Hodge

The Government are committed to tackling the problem of students being put off higher education by debt or the perception of debt. That is an important strand of the current review of student support. The Government have also commissioned Sir Gareth Roberts to review the supply of high level science and engineering skills.