HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc400-1W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he intends to announce the level of tuition fees for new overseas students at postgraduate level.

Dr. Boyson

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right and learned Friend to the hon. Member for Cambridge (Mr. Rhodes James) on 1 November. No specific recommendations will be made about fees for new overseas postgraduates.

Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration he gave to the report of the working party on the costs and benefits of overseas students in the United Kingdom prepared by the London conference on overseas students, the United Kingdom council for overseas student affairs and the National Union of Students when announcing the increase in overseas students' fees.

Dr. Boyson

My right hon. and learned Friend gave careful consideration to this report, a copy of which was sent to him on 19 September, before announcing Government policy on overseas students' fees on 1 November.