HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc350-1W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of admissions of foreign students to Scottish universities for the academic year 1979; and what was the corresponding figure for 1978.

Dr. Boyson

I have been asked to reply.

Separate figures for England, Wales and Scotland for 1979–80 are not yet available. It is estimated, however, that in 1979–80 there were about 17,000 overseas undergraduate and postgraduate new entrants to British universities, as compared with 18,672 in 1978–79.