§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give figures expressing the expenditure of the Arts Council of Great Britain436W
of an increase in fees for overseas students and 36 were against. I have also received a memorandum from the United Kingdom Council for Overseas Student Affairs, the views of the Joint Chairmen of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth, and a copy of the ILEA proposals for limiting overseas numbers in Loudon colleges.
§ Mr. Wood
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will explain the basis of his estimate of the resource costs of educating overseas students in the United Kingdom; and if he will break down the £170 millions by types of expenditure incurred and by levels of education or institution.
§ Mr. Gerry Fowler
The educational resource cost of 60,000 overseas students in the United Kingdom has been estimated at £120 million a year at 1974–75 prices. This is made up as follows:
per thousand population in each of the regions of England, in Scotland, in Wales and in Northern Ireland, respectively; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
The Arts Council of Great Britain has responsibilities only in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland matters are for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. The Arts Council of Great Britain does not analyse the whole of its expenditure in England on a regional basis; the Scottish and Welsh Arts Councils are given block allocations. Using estimated population figures for 30th June 1974, in 1974–75 the expenditure per thousand population in England, Scotland and Wales was approximately as follows: England, £366; Scotland. £464; Wales, £689.