Disabled Students' Allowances: Computers

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the value for money students who have paid £200 to receive a laptop under the Disabled Student Allowance receive.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The department has not made an assessment of the value for money of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) computer equipment. However, recent research commissioned by the department indicates that, overall, 73% of 558 students surveyed were satisfied with IT equipment funded by DSAs.

The research is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/770546/Evaluation_of_DSAs_Report_IFF.pdf.

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