§ Mrs. Bainasked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many students at Scottish universities in each of the last four years qualified for the minimum grant; and if he will express this as a percentage of the total number of university students in each of these years;

(2) how many students at Scottish universities in each of the last four years qualified for the maximum grant; and 677W if he will express this as a percentage of the total number of university students in each of these years.

§ Mr. William RossThe latest available figures for allowances for students ord-

Year Total number of grants Minimum grants Column (2) as percentage of column (1) Maximum grant Column (4) as Percentage of column (1) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 1969–70 … … 22,912 1,620 7.07 5,426 23.68 1970–71 … … 24,066 1,715 7.13 5,239 21.77 1971–72 … … 24,987 1,852 7.41 6,032 24.14 1972–73 … … 25,665 2,066 8.05 5,257 19.70