Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 24th June 1999.
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To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish figures regarding the number of Scottish students who are exempt from the payment of any tuition fees. (S1O-117)
The latest figures from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland indicate that of new entrants who made applications during academic year 1998-99, just over 50 per cent were exempt from making a contribution to tuition fees.
What provision has been made for student access funding in the higher education sector?
Somewhere between £8 million and £9 million is being spent on student access funding. In the terms of the partnership agreement that figure will rise to £14 million for those in financial hardship.
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