HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc241-2W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, with regard to full cost tuition fees charged to overseas students enrolling on advanced level courses at polytechnics, he will issue guidance to local education authorities on the criteria to be applied in determining whether a particular course is to be classified as laboratory as distinct from classroom based; and whether he considers that the pooling committee conventions for classification of departments as laboratory as distinct from classroom based are appropriate for determination of the appropriate classification of an individual course for tuition fee purposes.

Dr. Boyson

The pooling committee conventions were recommended by the local authority associations to their members as an appropriate means of classifying courses for tuition fee purposes, but the classification of the individual course is for the local authority and its institutions to determine.