Bread and butter

July 7, 1995

Labour's higher education spokesman Bryan Davies was pleased to find no sign of the high life some used to associate with the Student Loans Company - although he came away from a recent visit feeling rather hungry.

"It is under what I can only describe now as a rather more Puritan regime," Mr Davies told a student finance conference audience last week.

The loans people opted for a frugal lunch and Mr Davies received a sandwich of "very modest proportions".

"I can only assume it was a statement," said Mr Davies, under whose auspices the SLC would very likely be brown bread.

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