HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 cc380-1W
Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his Department has available about rent levels paid by university students living away from home in private and public sector accomodation.

Mr. Newton

The table sets out the most recent estimates of average private sector rents the average hall of residence charges produced by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors

Average cost*
Type of charge London £ Elsewhere £ Academic year Source
Private sector rents †24.74 †16.93 1984–85 NUS
30.27 18.04 1985–86 CVCP
Charges in self-catered halls of residence‡ 22.64 17.09 1984–85 NUS
Charges in catered halls of residence║ 48.57 37.74 1984–85 NUS
1,510 per annum 1,186 per annum 1985–86 CVCP
* Figures are weekly unless specified otherwise.
† The NUS private sector rent figures are for all students. The other figures are for university students only.
‡ Including fuel costs.
║ Including meals, fuel, etc.