§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many United Kingdom nationals are studying in full-time higher education in the European Community member states; and how they are financed.
§ Mr. Brooke
Numbers of United Kingdom nationals studying in full-time education in other European Community member states during the latest year for which information is available were as follows:
Numbers France 2,162 West Germany 1,499 Ireland 1,065 Netherlands (1981) 220 Italy 214 Denmark 179 Belgium 151 Greece (1979) 53 Total 5,543
The data refer to 1980 unless otherwise stated. United Kingdom nationals studying overseas are in the main self-financing, except for students based in the United Kingdom who go abroad for part of their courses. No information is available as to the number of such students.