Support for University Students: Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:48 pm on 3rd February 2021.

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Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Education) 12:48 pm, 3rd February 2021

We will continue to monitor the situation. However, it is important to note that reducing tuition fees would not put money into students’ pockets here and now, and 50% of students do not pay back their loaned amount. What is important is ensuring that students get the quantity, the quality and the accessibility of tuition in these really difficult and challenging times.[This section has been corrected on 2 March 2021, column 2MC — read correction]