Business, Innovation and Skills
Kate Green (Stretford and Urmston, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans the Student Loans Company has to change the application process for disabled students' allowances and childcare grants for students in England to enable students to apply for support online.
David Willetts (Minister of State (Universities and Science), Business, Innovation and Skills; Havant, Conservative)
There are no such plans at present. The Student Loan Company (SLC) is currently working at full capacity delivering a programme of change that underpins the higher education reforms announced in 2011.
Longer term, the SLC is committed to enhancing the disabled students' allowance and child care grant application processes and customer journey, including the provision of an online application, as resources become available.