Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the estimated cost to public funds for students from the Republic of Ireland now receiving their higher education in Northern Ireland as a result of European Community regulations.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Information in the form requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the estimated cost to public funds of tuition fees for students from the Republic of Ireland in the 1991–92 academic year will be approximately £3.8 million.