Ons Decisions: Student Loans

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:41 pm, 18th December 2018

My right hon. Friend, the Chair of the Treasury Committee, is correct. Ultimately, this is about making sure that our independent bodies are giving us advice about how our public finances should be presented in order to give the best possible picture. That is completely independent from our decisions about what is best for students. The fact is that this decision does not affect cash flows; it affects the presentation of accounts. We should not conflate that with the very right and proper debates we are having about making sure that our students have a finance system that supports them.