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Overseas Students Fees Award Scheme

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the expenditure from aid funds on Overseas Students Fees Award Scheme awards in the financial years 1973–74 and 1974–75; and what will be the estimated expenditure in 1975–76 when the recently announced increase in fees of £70 and upwards per annum is taken into account.

Expenditure from aid funds on the awards in the last two financial years has been: 1973–74, £478,169; 1974–75, £534,323. Taking account of the revision of the scheme referred to by my predecessor in her reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) on 22nd May—[Vol. 892, c. 618–619]—it is estimated that expenditure for 1975–76, including increased fees, will amount to £532,000.