asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the total cost of education facilities made available to foreign students attending courses in British universities; how many students are currently registered; and what part of the cost is borne out of public funds;(2) what is the total cost of education facilities made available to foreign students attending courses in polytechnics; how many such students are currently registered, and what part of the cost is borne out of public funds.
Provisional figures indicate that the number of full-time overseas students at British universities in the autumn term of 1974 was 26,651. The latest corresponding figure for polytechnics is 6,104 in 1973. I am writing to the hon. Member about the other information, which is not available in the form requested.
|Primary and Secondary (1)||Further Education (including Polytechnics (2)||Colleges of Education (2)||Special Education (3)||Universities|
|(1) England only. Includes RSLA for years marked+.|
|(2) England and Wales.|
|(3) England only.|
|(4) Allocations originally made for 1973–74 were affected by the moratorium and subsequent review of public expenditure. The 1973–74 building year was extended by three months to June 1974; the 1974–75 building years runs from 1st July 1974 to 30th June 1975.|
|(5) Relates to the 15-months period 1st January 1965 to 3rd March 1966.|
|(6) The first specific nursery allocation was made in 1974–75 and amounted to £21·5 million.|
|(7) Provision of adult education facilities is made under the schools and further education programme.|