asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the level of fees paid by university students studying in Great Britain who are nationals of Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, France, Germany and Italy, respectively; and what element of British Government subsidy is involved in each case.
The level of tuition fees paid and the amount of Government subsidy involved for university students in Great Britain from Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, France, Germany and Italy respectively in the academic year 1980–81 was as follows:
|Fee||Subsidy per Head (November 1980 prices)|
|Australia, New Zealand, USA|
|Students (who had started their course in 1979–80 or earlier):|
|New entrants:||Full cost||Nil|
|France, Germany, Italy|
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why European Economic Community students were relieved of the fees increase applied to foreign and Commonwealth students at British Universities.
Because the Government are committed, in common with other member States, to promoting student mobility within the European Community.