§ Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the full cost of educating overseas postgraduate students in the years 1970–71 and 1971–72 ; and how much of these sums was met by the fees charged.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
Cost data for 1970–71 and 1971–72 are not available, but for 1972–73 the average annual recurrent costs, excluding student support, for postgraduate and undergraduate students alike were about £1,300 in universities and £1,100 in polytechnics. Information on capital costs is 295W not available in the form requested. The fee for overseas postgraduate students is £250 per year.