HL Deb 29 March 1982 vol 428 cc1267-8WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the "designated advanced courses" for which a reduction in the tuition fee is envisaged for home students, as outlined in the Government's Expenditure plans 1982–83 to 1984–85 (Volume 2, page 40).

Lord Elton

Designated advanced courses are first degree and other courses designated under the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations. All home students on such courses in receipt of a mandatory award have their fees paid as part of their award. The proposed reduction in fees in 1982–83 will lead to lower public expenditure on mandatory awards but this will be compensated for by an increase in the level of funds for direct allocation to institutions as grant, for example, by the University Grants Committee in the case of universities.