§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what support will be given from public funds towards students' maintenance in the academic year 1991–92.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary regulations, the maximum rates of loan for the academic year 1991–92 in the United Kingdom will be as follows:
Full year rate £ Final year rate £ Students living away from home: In London 660 480 Elsewhere 580 425 Students living at home 460 335
As already announced, the main rates of maintenance grant for mandatory award holders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and their equivalents in Scotland, will be the same as in the current academic year. The rates for England, Wales and Northern Ireland are shown in the table; Scottish rates are slightly different.500W
£ Students living away from home: In London 2,845 Elsewhere 2,265 Students living at home 1,795
These grant and loan rates will enbable full year student support in the United Kingdom to increase by 6 per cent next year.