Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average level of charges for accommodation at local colleges in England for Scottish students: and what level he has proposed should be charged as from 1st September.
§ Mr. Edward Short
Authorities differed widely in the extent to which the boarding fee they charged to students from outside England and Wales represented the full cost of the provision. After agreement with the local authority associations and consultations with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, I have recently repeated the advice to local authorities given by my predecessors since 1955 that the charge to such students should cover the full economic costs, which in 1966–67 averaged nearly £10 a week.