HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c356W
Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has been in touch with UNESCO on the question of increasing fees for overseas students; and what forecast he has made of the effects of fee increases on international aid programmes to developing countries.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

I have not been in touch with UNESCO. I am in touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development about the effect of fee increases on those students supported under United Kingdom aid programmes.

Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about the decision to raise overseas students' fees in the light of the intention of the EEC Commissioner to take this matter to the European Court at Luxembourg.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

No decision has yet been taken on the level of overseas students' fees for 1977–78. I am not aware that the EEC Commissioner for Education intends to refer the matter to the European Court.