§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total expenditure in respect of tuition fees for undergraduate courses in universities and polytechnics in the latest year for which figures are available; and how much of this was for students not qualifying for a mandatory maintenance grant on grounds of high parental income.
§ Mr. Forman
Tuition fee expenditure on mandatory awards for first degree students in universities, polytech-nics and colleges in England and Wales was £680 million in the academic year 1990–91. Information on fee expenditure for students receiving a nil maintenance grant because of high parental or other income is not available. However, 27.4 per cent. of students in receipt of mandatory awards received nil maintenance.