To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrow West of 17 November 2010, Official Report, column 888W, on students: fees and charges, whether part-time students receiving fees loans on the same basis as full-time students will be subject to the same (a) minimum and (b) maximum fee cap as full-time students.
Unlike full-time fees, part-time fees are currently unregulated. We are considering all the issues around support for part-time students in consultation with representatives of the part-time sector. We will announce the details in due course.