§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assumptions will be made about income to universities from overseas students' fees in the light of the revised arrangements announced by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 9 February when calculating the overall recurrent grant available for distribution by the University Grants Committee.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Universities' recurrent grant relates to home and European Community students only. Its calculation therefore take no account of income to universities from other overseas students, including any who may receive help towards the cost of their fees under the arrangements referred to by the hon. Member.