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Overseas Students: Board And Lodging Fees

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 13 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What steps they have taken to ascertain whether their policy of levying fees for board and lodging from students of other member states of the EEC is compatible with the Treaty of Rome.

The Government have been in close touch with our Community partners about liberalising conditions for students entering institutions of higher education in other member states. An Education Ministers' meeting in Brussels in June 1980 agreed a set of principles designed to guide the development of policy in this area. The question of board and lodging fees is however outside the scope of those principles.

asked Her Majesty's Government:How much income has been derived this year from charging students from other member states of the EEC for board and lodging; and how much will be raised next year.