HC Deb 04 February 1999 vol 324 c777W
Mr. Gorrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the income to be raised by fees paid by students resident in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for their attendance at the fourth year or subsequent years of first degree courses at Scottish universities or colleges in the current year and each of the next five years. [675001

Mrs. Liddell

[holding answer 27 January 1999]: Students subject to the requirement to make a contribution to fees will not be in the fourth year of a course at a Scottish university or college until academic year 2001–02. The income to be raised in respect of fourth year fees from English, Welsh and Northern Ireland students for academic years 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01 is therefore zero. At current prices it has been estimated that contributions which will be paid by students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be approximately £2 million in academic year 2001–02 and thereafter. From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.