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Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people in the areas served by the Oldham education authority and the Kirklees education authority are

1974–751975–761976–771977–781978–79
Aberystwyth University College179217218207200
Bangor University College221224236272300
Cardiff University College323422584770890
St. David's Lampeter1618151118
Swansa University College288383486574669
Welsh National School of Medicine2429433856
University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology309393499434499
Total1,3601,6862,0812,3062,632

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps are being taken to alleviate special hardships to overseas students caused by the abrupt rise in fees, especially medical students who have a long course to follow before qualifying.

For the academic year 1979–80, a total of £800,000 is being made available by way of university grant and rate support grant to enable institutions to assist individual overseas students,

presently undertaking courses run by the Open University.

My Department does not collect this information, but the university has supplied the following, which is based on information supplied by students at registration:

Undergraduate and associate students
Oldham148
Kirklees295