HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 c211W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate he has made of the overseas earnings attributed to the British university sector in each of the last three years. [6938]

Dr. Howells

The Department does not routinely estimate total overseas earnings attributable to the British university sector. However, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals has estimated the impact on economic activity in the United Kingdom associated with international students at around £1 billion a year.