§ Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average annual fee is for a student studying to be a medical practitioner from(a) the UK, (b) another country in the European Union and (c) a country outside the European Union. 
§ Alan Johnson
The fees for medical students from:
Students under (a) and (b) have their fees paid for them by the Department of Health from the fifth year of the course onwards.
- (a) England and Wales are £1,125 (maximum) in 2003/04;
- (b) Elsewhere in the European Union—likewise £1,125 (maximum) in 2003/4; and
- (c) Countries outside the European Union are generally around £7,000 to £18,000 per year, depending on the institution and the type of course.