HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c242W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will take steps to encourage both universities and public sector institutions to use similar criteria so that anomalous tuition fee levels for similar courses which happen to be offered on opposite sides of the binary line may be avoided.

Dr. Boyson

It is primarily for the University Grants Committee and the lost authority associations to determine how best to recover the full cost of courses in their respective sectors in the case of overseas students who began their courses on or after 1 September 1980. In the case of home students and of overseas students who began their courses before that date the fees recommended are the same for both sectors.