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Overseas Students

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what level of fees he intends will be applicable to students from the European Economic Community in British universities in the academic year 1980–81.

Apart from the children of migrant workers who, if they are resident in this country, are treated as home students under article 12 of EEC regulation 1612/68, students from the European Economic Community will under the present arrangements be treated as overseas students in 1980–81. However, as I said in answer to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Bodmin (Mr. Hicks) on 5 February, my right hon. and learned Friend is currently considering whether policy on overseas students can be modified in the case of students from EEC countries.