HC Deb 27 January 2004 vol 417 c311W
Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average public subsidy is for each person attending university in 2003–04. [148444]

Alan Johnson

Our latest estimate is that, on average, a student in higher education will benefit from around £5,300 in public subsidy. This estimate includes the average amount that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) pay the institution as grant for teaching, the economic costs to the Government of issuing a maintenance loan, and any fee remission and other grants.