§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the fee support scheme for overseas students will be continued after 1977–78.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
My Department will provide up to 600 new awards under the fee support scheme in 1978–79 on grounds of hardship to selected privately financed postgraduate students from developing countries following courses in this country of developmental value. These students, and those current award holders continuing for a further year, will receive grants of £450 a year as a fixed contribution towards the tuition fees in operation from 1978–79.