HL Deb 15 February 1982 vol 427 c448WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make a statement about the changes proposed in:—

  1. (a) Boarding fees and
  2. (b) Tuition fees
at residential colleges in the United Kingdom.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Elton)

(a) Boarding charges are determined locally; the Government hopes that the differential which still exists between the charges at institutions maintained by local education authorities in England and Wales to students coming from England and Wales and those coming from elsewhere can be eliminated and is continuing to examine ways of achieving this objective.

(b) Tuition fees depend on the level of course. For home and EC students on full-time advanced courses the fee to be charged from September 1982 will normally be £480, the fee for courses on which students are eligible for mandatory awards being reduced in all but a handful of cases from the current level of £900 with a corresponding increase in the amount of grant to institutions. Recommended levels of full-cost fees for overseas students are still under consideration. Tuition fees for non-advanced courses are determined locally.