HC Deb 06 November 2002 vol 392 cc408-9W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1), what assessment he has made of the introduction of top-up fees for some higher education institutions in other countries; [79450]

(2) what assessment he has made of the potential impact on student access to higher education of introducing top-up fees; [79451]

(3) what evidence his Department has collated on the extent to which top-up fees for students will affect access to higher education. [79531]

Margaret Hodge

We have announced our intention to publish in January a strategy document setting out our vision for the development and reform of higher education, including the outcome of the review of student support. It would not be right to say now what evidence we have been considering or what analyses we have undertaken.