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European Community (United Kingdom Contribution)

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that all official estimates of the net cost of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Economic Community include the cost of subsidising European Economic Community students at British universities.

[pursuant to his reply, 27 November 1981, c. 496]: No. the cost of subsidising Community students at British universities is included in the expenditure provision for which my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science is responsible. This is to be set against the benefit to United Kingdom students studying in other EC countries.