§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on his response to the report "The Overseas Student Question" sponsored by the Overseas Students' Trust.
§ Mr. Blaker
The Government have read with much interest the trust's report and we have been in touch with it about the development of the implications of its studies. The trust intends to embark on the examination of a range of options. We understand that in doing so it will consult with the many organisations which have an interest in the matter. We welcome this development and while, because of economic circumstances, no new money can be made available, we have indicated our readiness to co-operate with the trust in this exercise.