§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make an assessment of 240W the effect of the increase in overseas students' fees on the numbers enrolling at the London medical schools; and what he estimates the reduction in the medical schools' revenue has been as a result of the drop in overseas student numbers.
§ Dr. Boyson
The numbers of overseas students admitted to the university's medical schools and institutes in 1979 were 43 undergraduates and 292 postgraduates; the provisional figures for admissions in 1980 are 49 undergraduates and 282 postgraduates. My right hon. and learned Friend will continue to monitor the situation.
My right hon. and learned Friend is unable to estimate the effect of the overseas students' fees policy on the university's revenue.