§ 35. Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Scottish Education Department will reconsider funding for courses affected by the change of status from college to university of certain institutions in Scotland in cases where students have been deprived of grants.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
In Scotland, responsiblity for the provision of student support is determined by the nature, level, and validation of the course concerned; not by the status of the institution offering it.
My right hon. Friend has no plans to change that arrangement.