asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her policy towards the total number of overseas students by 1980–81; how this target relates to the total in 1975–76; and if she will make a statement.
As indicated in the public expenditure White Paper of January 1978 Cmnd. 7049. Volume II, Page 78—the Government's present policy is to reduce the total number of overseas students from 1978–79 onwards to 67,000 by 1980–81. This compares with a total of 75,000 in 1975–76.