Scots to challenge NUS full grant policy

March 14, 1997

THE NATIONAL Union of Students' year-old policy not to seek a restoration of full grants is set to be challenged at the union's Scottish conference tomorrow. A pressure group, Free Education Scotland, many of whose supporters are Scottish nationalists, alleges that the policy is Labour-party inspired, and wants to see a renewed call for 1979-level grants.

Keith Robson, NUS Scottish president, himself a Labour student, denied the claims and said: "Policy was changed by conference democratically, and passed overwhelmingly last year. If it gets reversed, which I doubt, that will be the policy NUS Scotland has democratically got and will have to uphold."

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