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Overseas Students

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what controls exist for the Government to monitor the number of overseas students overall and at individual establishments of higher education in the public and the private sectors, respectively.

Information on numbers of overseas students at universities and public sector institutions is obtained by way of annual statistical returns. Government control currently consists in making provision in university grant and rate support grant consistent with a planned total number of such students. My right hon. and learned Friend has no responsibility in this respect as regards the private sector.