HC Deb 03 December 2003 vol 415 cc92-3W
Mr. Chope:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he intends to publish the results of the student income and expenditure survey for the 2002/03 academic year. [141548]

Alan Johnson

[holding answer 2 December 2003]The Department published the 2002/03 Student Income and Expenditure Survey on 18 November 2003. The full report can be found on the Department's website at: www.dfes.gov.uk/research/

Mr. Alan Williams:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the 1979 level of student grant would be at today's prices. [140799]

Alan Johnson:

The information requested is shown in the table.

Rates of Standard Maintenance Grant payable under a mandatory award1 academic year 1979/802 uprated to 2003/04 prices3
Parental home 2,969
London rate 4,476
Elsewhere rate4 3,753
Board/lodgings 1,552
1The rate of maintenance grant, before income assessment, applicable to students normally domiciled in England and Wales and studying in the UK.
2In 1979/80 a minimum maintenance grant of £335 (£1,010 in 2003/04 prices) was available to all students.
3In 2003/04 prices based on the September RPI, excluding mortgage interest payments, at the beginning of the academic year.
4The 'elsewhere' rate of grant is applicable to students living away from home and studying outside London.
5Special grant arrangements applied to students provided with free board and lodging by their college.