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Maintenance grants: watch the live parliamentary debate

Tuesday 19-01-2016 - 09:44

Watch the live stream of the parliamentary debate on the scrapping of university maintenance grants.

The government is trying to abolish university maintenance grants, a move that will force 500,000 of the country's poorest students into even further debt and discourage many more from applying. They tried to pass the legislation through a committee of just 18 MPs, but following a campaign from NUS and students' unions across the country a full debate on the issue was eventually forced.

The maintenance grants debate is currently underway:

If the live stream is not working correctly, please check www.parliamentlive.tv

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