HC Deb 29 February 1980 vol 979 c745W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether sandwich course overseas students will be required to pay economic cost fees for periods when they are not studying within educational institutions; and how many such students there are.

Dr. Boyson

Fees charged for periods spent by such students in industrial or analogous placement should meet the cost to the establishment of that element of the course; such fees will in many cases be less than those charged for institution-based periods. In 1978–79, the latest year for which figures are available, there were about 1,200 overseas students on sandwich courses at universities in Great Britain and 8,500 at maintained, assisted and grant-aided establishments of further education in England and Wales.