HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc184-5W
Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many young persons are involved in international voluntary service through the British Volunteer Programme; and what percentage is recruited from universities, colleges of education, public schools, grammar schools and comprehensive schools, respectively.

Mr. Wood

At the beginning of this year there were 1,847 volunteers. All had degrees or comparable qualifications. 58 per cent. were from universities and 15 per cent. from colleges of education: the rest qualified elsewhere. Details of the earlier education of these volunteers are not readily available.