§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what account is taken in assessing the income of a student applicant for supplementary 193W benefit of an assessment of the parental contribution to the student's grant which is not actually being paid by the parent to the student; and whether the is proposing to make any changes to the present practice in this respect.
§ Mr. O'Malley
I understand from the Supplementary Benefits Commission that where a student claims supplementary benefit during vacations, account is taken of the parental contribution as assessed by local education authorities. There are no proposals for change.