Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Student Maintenance Grants

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:49 pm on 19th January 2016.

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Photo of Geoffrey Robinson Geoffrey Robinson Labour, Coventry North West 1:49 pm, 19th January 2016

Can my hon. Friend confirm that 45% of the student loan book, amounting to some £5 billion, is suspected to be delinquent in some way or other? These measures would add a further £1.6 billion to that amount. Are not the Government building up a huge unfunded liability in their national accounts?