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Justine Greening ex Education Secretary speaks out.

Justine Greening ex Education Secretary speaks out.

Former education secretary Justine Greening says maintenance grants for poorer students in England should be reinstated, after being scrapped by the government last year.

Ms Greening, removed in the cabinet reshuffle, also raised concerns about the level of interest on student debts.

She said that any student finance system needed to be "progressive".

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a major review of tuition fees and university funding.

But, Ms Greening, speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, said she was against the idea of different levels of fees for different courses, because it could push poorer students into cheaper, less prestigious degrees.

Her successor as education secretary, Damian Hinds, is expected to launch a review of student finance in England.

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