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Students: Loans

Question for Department for Education

UIN 66851, tabled on 7 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 65006, on students: loans, if she will publish details of the in-depth market testing exercise.

Answered on

16 March 2017

The Government ran a market testing process with a cross-section of potential investors in the student loan book from the end of September into November 2016. This sought feedback on potential sale structures and key features of the transaction and informed the design of the sale. This was a commercial rather than a public process and was conducted under non-disclosure agreements. We do not intend to publish a report of the details. Protecting the details of the conclusions of market testing will help the ongoing sale process achieve value for money for taxpayers.