HC Deb 25 November 1980 vol 994 c64W
44. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what have been the respective proportions of overseas students from OPEC countries and less developed countries outside OPEC coming to the United Kingdom over the past three years.

Dr. Boyson

The information is as follows:

Percentage of all Overseas Students in UK from:

1976–7 1977–8 1978–9
(a) OPEC Countries 25 27 26
(b) Developing Countries 59 57 58

Complete information for 1979–80 is not yet available.