§ Mr. Stan Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time students in receipt of local authority or his Department's grants there are in the North-West (Lancashire) as a percentage of population.
§ Dr. Boyson
Full-time and sandwich students who received a grant from the Lancashire local education authority in 1979–80, the latest year available, expressed as a percentage of the population in Lancashire aged 16 and over was 2 per cent. My Department makes awards only for postgraduate studies in the humanities. I regret that no information is readily available on Lancashire residents in receipt of these awards, but their numbers are unlikely to affect the above percentage significantly.