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BIS – FINANCING POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION – 23 January 2013

[Rt Hon Hazel Blears: ... Oxford's own figures, in its most recent report analysing postgraduate studies, show that some 47% of applicants who were offered places on academic merit have been unable to take up those offers because of their inability to raise the necessary funds. ...]

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the right hon. Lady know whether the problem therefore lies with this particular Oxford college or whether it extends over all Oxford colleges?

[Hazel Blears: The case that my constituent has brought to my attention relates to his application to St Hugh's College, but this afternoon I talked generally to the pro-vice-chancellor for education, who talked to me about the whole of the Oxford system, so as far as I am aware the problem applies across the piece.]