HC Deb 07 December 1973 vol 865 c486W
Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of the appropriate age group is currently taking courses leading to first degrees or their equivalent at institutions of further and higher education; and what percentage similarly is taking postgraduate courses leading to diplomas and higher degrees.

Mr. Raison

In 1972–73 the number of full-time and sandwich home students taking first degree and comparable courses was 10.9 per cent. of the 18–20-year age group and the number taking full-time postgraduate courses was 2.3 per cent. of the 22–23-year age group.