HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 cc543-4W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has reached a conclusion about the effect of the non-discrimination provisions in the new Lomé convention on the fees chargeable to sandwich course students from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in British institutions of further and higher education.

Dr. Boyson

The provisions of the convention have no relevance in this context. The definition of an overseas student for fee purposes is based on residence criteria not nationality.

Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the regulations by which children of United Kingdom parents employed overseas are classified as overseas students when attending United Kingdom universities and other higher education establishments; what criteria are followed in defining these categories; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

The classification of students as home or overseas, whether or not they are the children of United Kingdom parents, is based on residence status. I will write to my hon. Friend giving details of this rather complex matter.

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