§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the percentage of children in the Basildon and Brentwood Urban District Council areas who go to university and other places of higher education; and what is the national average.
§ Mr. Fowler:
The best approximation to the requested information is obtained from the available statistics of award holders and of entrants to colleges of education. Full value awards may, however, be given for courses outside the usual interpretation of higher education and these are not separately distinguished. The following are the figures for Essex and for England and Wales inclusive of such students; I regret that I have no figures for parts of local education authorities.
sultations with interested parties. These will relate mainly to the content of the regulations which will need to be prepared before the Act is brought into operation.