The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Students (Benefits) – 23 July 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Students (Benefits) on 23rd July 1986.

Mr. Andrew F. Bennett Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what welfare benefits students are eligible to claim in connection with illness; and what is the cost to public funds.

Mr. Major A student who is ill may qualify for sickness benefit or supplementary benefit, subject to the normal rules. No separate records are kept of claims from sick students.