§ Miss Geraldine Smith
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if student loans are considered as income for the purpose of claiming Working Families Tax Credit. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
Student loans are considered as income for the purpose of assessing entitlement to Working Families Tax Credit, subject to certain flat-rate income disregards.
£10 a week of the student loan is disregarded as income, as are the £250, and £303 a year included in the loan for the cost of travelling, and books and equipment, respectively.