§ Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the increase in overseas student accommodation which resulted from the Overseas Students' Welfare Expansion Programme, and the anticipated loss of accommodation which will result from the closing down by the British Council of its student hostels.
§ Mr. Kershaw
The total number of completed student places is 4,756. Certain, as yet unfinished, hostels will give a further 1,146 places—a grand total of 5,902. The closing down of the British Council hostels in London, will mean a loss of 306 places.