Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what criteria his Department classify Scottish students attending further education establishments in England and Wales as overseas students in relation to charges for accommodation in residential hostels and halls of residence; and whether the special arrangements to alleviate hardship among the existing overseas students will apply to students from Scotland.52W
§ Mr. Edward Short
To ensure the cost of providing this accommodation does not fall on local authorities in England and Wales, I have repeated the advice given to them by my predecessors since 1955 that they should charge the full economic cost to students from Scotland as well as to those from overseas. I am considering with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland arrangements for dealing with any cases of hardship among Scottish students.