§ Mr. Trimble
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many European Community students enrolled for third-level courses in the United Kingdom in(a) 1990, (b) 1991 and (c) 1992; what amount of tuition fee was forgone in respect of European Community students enrolling for third-level coures in the United Kingdom in (i) 1990, (ii) 1991 and (iii) 1992; and what was the total cost of the education of European Community students enrolling for third-level courses in the United Kingdom in (1) 1990, (2) 1991 and (3) 1992.
§ Mr. Boswell
In the academic years 1990–91 and 1991–92 there were respectively 26,837 and 33,133 students from other EC member states studying third-level courses at institutions in the United Kingdom. Data for 1992–93 are not yet available. Except in exchange programmes, higher education institutions have not forgone tuition fees in respect of these students, who, depending on circumstances, either receive an award covering the cost of fees or pay the fees themselves. The cost of provision for EC students is not recorded separately.