HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc969-70W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to meet Secretaries of the National Assembly for Wales to discuss student funding. [124656]

Mr. Hain

I am in close and regular contact with the Assembly First Minister, the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning, the Secretary of State for Education and Skills and Cabinet colleagues about the possibility of transferring a range of functions in respect of student funding to the Assembly. The matter is still under active consideration at both ministerial and official level, and it is important to ensure that all the options, costs, implications and risks are fully considered.