§ 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.381W
§ 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.