HC Deb 31 October 1980 vol 991 cc371-2W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether any provisions exist within his present policies

since the introduction of stock relief, of (a) the absolute and percentage increase in the book value of stocks which was taken into account in calculating stock relief, (b) the amount of stock relief and (c) the effect on corporation tax receipts. both before and after allowing for recovery charges, of the stock relief given.

Mr. Peter Rees

The information available at present is as follows:

to ensure that fees charged to overseas students in higher education have regard to the merits of individual cases.

Dr. Boyson

It is the Government's policy progressively to withdraw subsidy from overseas students in general beginning with those starting courses on or after 1 September 1980. This is reflected in the arrangements approved by the Secretary of State in pursuance of section 41 (2) of the Race Relations Act 1976, which specify the fees to be charged. Institutions and local education authorities retain discretion to vary such fees in individual cases where this appears appropriate and does not involve discrimination against other students which is unlawful under the Race Relations Act 1976.

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