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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03489: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it consulted independent organisations before proposing an increase of the upper age limit for eligibility for a student maintenance loan from 55 to 60.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 October 2016

The Scottish Government consulted a number of independent organisations, including Universities Scotland, NUS Scotland and the Scottish Older Person’s Assembly.