HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 cc90-1W
72. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education if he will give an estimate of the cost of providing payment of fees to young people entering universities without a means test.

Sir E. Boyle

The cost this year of paying tuition and other fees, excluding residence charges, for United Kingdom students at universities in England and Wales would be about £3½ million. About £800,000 of this is already met by my Department under the arrangements for State Scholarships, and I estimate that something of the order of £2 million is met by local education authorities under their arrangements for university awards.