§ Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many mature students taking the foundation 187W studies course at Magee college, Londonderry, receive supplementary benefit; and what is the average sum paid weekly and the total for the present academic year.
§ Mr. Alison
During the period 26 September 1979 to 20 June 1980, when the course ended, three students received supplementary benefit for a total of six weeks. The total amount paid out was £59.83 and the average weekly payment was £9.97. Since the course ended eight students have been awarded supplementary benefit totalling £80000 to date at an average weekly amount of £25.81.