§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will set out a precis of the information available in his Department concerning the numbers of dependent children pertaining to those parents deemed to be paying parental contributions, setting out where possible the numbers of families by family size.
§ Mr. Brooke
In 1982–83, there were some 255,000 students for whom a parental contribution was assessed. Information on the number of families involved or on family size is not available.