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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3732

Mr Stewart asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

(1)   What effect did the decision of the Government to maintain fees assistance to non-government tertiary institutions at 1975 levels have on the fee structure of private secretarial colleges in 1976.

(2)   What fees assistance is to be granted to private secretarial colleges in 1977.

(3)   How many students attend private secretarial colleges in each State and Territory.

(4)   How many of these students receive livingawayfromhome allowances.

Mr Viner -The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(   1 ) Some institutions charged fees in 1 976 above the levels of assistance set by the Government in 1975.

(2)   The private secretarial colleges which are included in the Government's program of fees assistance have been advised so that the maximum level of fees assistance to be granted in 1977 in respect of courses approved under the program will be limited to the 1976 total.

(3)   The Department of Education does not have this information.

(4)   Information of the type requested by the honourable member is not available at this stage.

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