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Overseas Students

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he now intends to reduce the higher education fees for overseas students from developing countries in the light of the communiqué and the approved consultative document emanating from the meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Governments held in Melbourne recently.

The policy of full-cost fees for overseas students is an integral part of the Government's policy of reducing public expenditure. The Government are currently deliberating on the communiqué and the consultative document emanating from the Melbourne conference, including the issues raised about the contribution made by student mobility and educational interchange within the Commonwealth to national development.