HL Deb 20 May 1998 vol 589 cc180-1WA
Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What tuition fees will be charged for students of (a) veterinary medicine, (b) medicine and (c) dentistry at Scottish universities when tuition fees are introduced. [HL1841]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

Students liable to pay tuition fees will pay a maximum of £1,000 per year on these courses. Students of veterinary medicine will be liable to pay tuition fees for each year of their course; students of medicine and dentistry will be liable to pay tuition fees for the first four years of their courses only. The arrangements in Scotland are the same as in other UK countries.

Around 40 per cent. of Scottish students on all courses will not pay tuition fees; a further quarter or so will pay less than £1,000 per year.