To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what EEC legislation and court rulings were taken into account when deciding the terms and conditions governing eligibility of European Economic Community students for places and grants for tertiary education in Northern Ireland.
These terms and conditions were not determined separately from those in the rest of the United Kingdom. The Government took mainly into account a judgment of the European Court of Justice in February 1985 in a case referred to it by a Belgian court (Gravier v City of Liege).
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the cost of funding tertiary education in Northern Ireland, for students from European Economic Community member states (a) in total and (b) for each member state;(2) how many students from the United Kingdom, eligible to receive tertiary education in Northern Ireland, have been unable to gain places during 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88;(3) what is the total number of students in Northern Ireland who have applied for entry to tertiary education in 1988, listed by education establishments.
The information is not available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures the Government intend to implement to curb the use by students from European Economic Community member states of Northern Ireland's tertiary education system to the detriment of students from the United Kingdom who are unable to obtain places there.
No measures are proposed. There is no evidence that EC students are displacing United Kingdom students from places in tertiary education in Northern Ireland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what was the total number of students who commenced tertiary education in Northern Ireland in 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88, listed by educational establishments;(2) what was the total number of students involved in tertiary education in Northern Ireland in 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88, listed by educational establishments.
Available information is as follows:
|Belfast College of Technology||981||1,196||737||965||—||—|
|North West College of Technology||687||1,003||773||1,083||—||—|
|Lisburn College of Further Education||396||487||429||558||—||—|
|North Antrim College of Further Education||91||117||183||201||—||—|
|Lurgan College of Further Education||414||556||378||559||—||—|
|Portadown College of Further Education||953||1,178||718||971||—||—|
|Armagh College of Further Education||562||720||568||789||—||—|
|Banbridge College of Further Education||225||272||186||245||—||—|
|Down Technology Area||395||471||395||469||—||—|
|Newcastle College of Further Education||160||180||228||263||—||—|
|Fermanagh College of Further Education||413||539||401||526||—||—|
|Magaherafelt College of Further Education||231||264||278||338||—||—|
|East Tyrone Technology Area||560||675||624||767||—||—|
|Larne College of Further Education||243||267||247||289||—||—|
|Newry and Kilkeel Further Education Area||624||786||567||715||—||—|
|Belfast College of Business Studies||892||923||798||965||—||—|
|Castlereagh College of Further Education||324||387||405||480||—||—|
|Rupert Stanley College of Further Education||827||1,030||1,182||1,489||—||—|
|North Down Technology Area||718||882||642||812||—||—|
|Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College||212||233||192||210||—||—|
1 Excludes students entering postgraduate study as they commenced tertiary education in a previous year.
2 Includes all full-time students.
3 Figures for 1987–88 are provisional.
4 Figures for Institutions of Further Education are not yet available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in tertiary education in Northern Ireland in 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88, and how many of those applying for entry in 1988, are from
|ROI||Other EC1||ROI||Other EC1||ROI||Other EC3|
|Number||Per cent.2||Number||Per cent.2||Number||Percent.2||Number||Per cent.2||Number||Per cent.2||Number||Per cent.|
|Queen's University University of||95||1·3||14||0·2||121||1·6||10||0·1||179||2·4||7||0·1|
|Colleges of Education|
|Institute of Further Education|
|Belfast College of Technology North West||2||0·2||—||—||5||0·5||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|College of Technology||55||5·5||—||—||78||07·2||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Lisburn College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|North Antrim College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
other European Economic Community member states, listed (a) as a percentage of the total, (b) by educational establishments and (c) by country of origin.
The available information is as follows:
|Lurgan College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Portadown College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Armagh College of Futher Education||2||0·3||—||—||1||0·4||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Banbridge College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||1||0·1||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Down Technical Area||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Newcastle College of|
|Fermanagh College of Further Education||16||3·0||—||—||18||3·4||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Magherafelt College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|East Tyrone Technical Area||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Larne College of Further Education||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Newry and Kilkeel|
|Belfast College of Business Studies||1||0·1||—||—||—||—||1||0·15||—||—||—||—|
|Castlereagh College of Further Edudation||—||—||—||—||2||0·4||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Rupert Stanley College of Further Education||3||0·3||—||—||8||0·5||1||0·16||—||—||—||—|
|Hotel and Catering College||1||0·4||—||—||2||1·0||—||—||—||—||—||—|
1 Includes students from European Community member states other than the United Kindom or the Republic of Ireland. Information on EC students at universities is not readily available by individual member states, apart from ROI.
2 As percentage of all full-time students.
3 Figures for 1987–88 are provisional.
4 Figures for Institutions of Further Education are not yet available. Figures for 1988 are not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what terms and conditions are applicable in Northern Ireland to students from European Economic Community member states, regarding eligibility for (a) Department of Education grants and (b) education and library board grants to pursue tertiary education;(2) what terms and conditions are applicable in Northern Ireland to students from European Community member states, regarding fee-paying places in tertiary education.
EC students who gain places in Northern Ireland institutions of tertiary education and who satisfy certain criteria of eligibility in respect of residence, type of course and previous study have their tuition fees paid.Fees-only awards are made by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland and the education and library boards, respectively, to EC students who, in competition with Northern Ireland students, obtain postgraduate bursaries or studentships or discretionary awards in respect of other courses of tertiary education.