§ 12. Mr. Flight
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the impact on the financial circumstances of students from Asian countries studying at UK universities, of the recent economic difficulties in Asia. 
§ Mr. Foulkes
Detailed information on the impact of the recent economic difficulties in Asia on the financial circumstances of students from these countries is not available. It is likely to vary depending on individual students, country of origin, and source of funding.
However, students funded by UK Government scholarship schemes should not experience financial difficulty as their fees, stipends and allowances are paid here in the UK in Sterling. Any cases of hardship will be dealt with on an individual basis.