§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in the light of the new arrangements for replacing tax relief on life insurance premiums, such premiums will be a permitted deduction from parental income for the purposes of assessing parental contributions to students' grants; and, if so, whether premiums will be deductible at gross value or net of the 17½ per cent. deduction.
§ Dr. Boyson
The gross value of life assurance premiums will continue to be allowed against the gross income of the parent in assessing contributions towards mandatory grants for 1979–80.382W
pared to give this only in exceptional circumstances. We have now brought to a halt the indiscriminate and wasteful municipalisation of the housing stock.