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S5W-20799: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the proportion of all student loans paid to Scottish-domiciled students that will not be repaid, expressed as a percentage.

Answered by: Richard Lochhead 31 January 2019

The Scottish Government estimates that 22.4% of student loans drawn down in 2018-19, and 30.2% of the total historic loan book, will not be repaid.

These estimates have increased from 13.5% and 20.1% respectively in 2017-18, please see the answer to question S5W-20801 on 31 January 2019, primarily as a result of the increased student loans repayment threshold. 

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