HC Deb 02 March 1999 vol 326 cc700-1W
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(a) Scottish students at Scottish universities, (b) English, Welsh and Northern Irish students at Scottish universities and (c) Scottish students at English, Welsh and Northern Irish universities in the current year and each of the next five years. [72658]

Mrs. Liddell

No separate estimates have been made for fees income for Scottish universities as requested. The table provides estimates for fees income for Scottish higher education institutions and further education colleges for the years 1998–99 to 2001–02 only:

£ million
1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Scottish higher education institutions (I) 15 26 35 40
Scottish further education colleges 4 6 6 6
Total for Scottish institutions 19 32 41 46
Scottish students at other UK institutions 1 2 2 2


All figures are at 1998–99 prices

It is assumed that most students coming to Scotland from elsewhere in the UK will attend higher education institutions. Within the figures at (I) their contribution is estimated as £2 million, £5 million, £7 million and £10 million respectively. This is estimated using the same average private contribution as for Scottish and EU students. Actual amounts will be dependent on the specific funding body responsible providing student support in whatever part of the UK the student comes from.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.