§ 37. Mr. Fallon
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate the cost to public funds of college fees paid in respect of students at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
§ Mr. Brooke
An estimate based on average college fees and numbers of home students (not all of whom will have their fees paid from public funds) suggests that the cost to public funds of college fees in the academic year 1984–85 is approximately £19.5 million for students at the University of Oxford and approximately £17 million for students at the University of Cambridge.