Number of students with dependent children

L George made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Y Cwmni Benthyciadau i Fyfyrwyr

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Dear Student Loans Company Limited,

I would like to find out how many students both part-time and full-time have dependent school aged children in England 2012-2013 and that have applied for finance for 2013-2014.

Yours faithfully,

Landa George

FOI Publication Scheme, Y Cwmni Benthyciadau i Fyfyrwyr

Dear Landa George

Thank you for your email dated 02/02/2014 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been allocated reference 25-14.

Before proceeding with your request, please note that we are not able to
confirm the number of students with dependent school aged children. We
would only hold data on the children of students where this has been
provided by student finance applicants, either on the dependent section of
the core application form or the application for Childcare Grant.
Furthermore, we would not be in a position to provide data over the 2 years
requested, although we could provide data for the current position. For
example, a student may have had dependent school aged children in 2012-13,
but not applied for student finance until academic year 2013/14, therefore
our data would only show the current position.

We would be grateful if you could revise your request in line with the
above points, with a view to progressing your request.

Yours sincerely

Louise Chapman
Legal Executive
Student Loans Company Limited
100 Bothwell Street
Glasgow
G2 7JD

Tel: 0141 243 3062 (ext 33062)

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Dear FOI Publication Scheme,

Please provide information for the current position of students applying for finance for dependednt children.

Yours sincerely,

L George

FOI Publication Scheme, Y Cwmni Benthyciadau i Fyfyrwyr

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Dear Ms George

I refer to your email dated 02/02/2014 requesting the following information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”):

“I would like to find out how many students both part-time and full-time
have dependent school aged children in England 2012-2013 and that have
applied for finance for 2013-2014.”

By email dated 10/02/2014 we confirmed that we not able to confirm the
number of students with dependent school aged children and advised what we
could provide.

You subsequently revised your request on 10/02/2014 to the following:

“Please provide information for the current position of students applying
for finance for dependent children.”

Response

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet, which confirms the number of
student finance applicants who have indicated that they have dependent
school aged children, and the number of dependent school aged children.

Please note the following points in relation to the data:
1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100.
2. Dependent children have been established as having dates of birth
between 01/09/1997 and 31/08/2008, i.e., aged between 5 and 16 at
01/09/2013.
3. The data covers England, Northern Ireland and Wales. SLC does not
hold details for Scottish domiciled applicants.
4. The data covers full and part time students.
5. The data covers academic year 2013/14.
6. The data is effective at 16/02/2014.

Internal review process

I trust that my answer to you is satisfactory; however, if you are unhappy
with the decisions made by me in relation to your freedom of information
request, you may ask SLC for an internal review.

Any such appeal would be conducted by Chris Andrew, Company Secretary, 100
Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JD. You may request a review by writing to
Chris Andrew or by emailing the FOI Office
([SLC request email]). SLC will only consider requests for
internal reviews which are made within 3 months of the date of our original
response (except in exceptional circumstances).

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Please note that freedom of information responses may be published on our
corporate website www.slc.co.uk under the Freedom of Information disclosure
pages
(
http://www.slc.co.uk/freedom-of-informat...
).

Yours sincerely

Louise Chapman
Legal Executive
Student Loans Company Limited
100 Bothwell Street
Glasgow
G2 7JD

Tel: 0141 243 3062 (ext 33062)

(See attached file: FOI data 25-14.xls)

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