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Disabled Students' Allowances

Question for Department for Education

UIN 72813, tabled on 13 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's announcement of 6 July 2020 on changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance, whether he plans to continue to publish figures on the number of students in receipt of assistive technology (a) hardware and (b) software through the Disabled Students' Allowance.

Answered on

21 July 2020

The Student Loans Company publishes official statistics about financial support received by higher education students. Figures are published for each of the 4 existing Disabled Students’ Allowances (equipment, non-medical help, general, travel). These figures will continue to be published.

The published figures for the equipment allowance are not disaggregated further into hardware and software and there are no plans to do so.