HC Deb 01 December 1978 vol 959 cc401-2W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many and what percentage of students aged 19 years and over, to whom only the discretionary grants apply, are having to pay college fees; and how much these fees are.

Mr. Oakes:

Statistics are not available to show the number of students paying their own tuition fees for courses which do not attract mandatory awards. For such courses the tuition fees recommended by the local authority associations for home students over the age of 19 are £210, for certain advanced courses, and £156 for non-advanced courses.