HC Deb 18 May 1994 vol 243 cc471-2W
Mr. Stott

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from teachers' organisations concerning recommendations contained within the Stewart report; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram

Representations were invited when the report was published and three teachers' organisations responded; further representations were formally made on three subsequent occasions.

The main areas of concern have related to the effect and cost of college mergers and the level of capital and recurrent funding for the further education sector in general.

Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many third level students from(a) Eire, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales, (e) other European Community countries and (f) other non-European Community countries enrolled in Northern Ireland universities or colleges in each year since 1984–85; and what has been the yearly cost or income, in each category, to the Northern Ireland education budget.

Mr. Ancram

Available information relates to full-time undergraduate students and is as follows: