§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East on 24 November, Official Report c. 20, if his Department has yet completed its special exercise to collect early statistics on the numbers of overseas students enrolled for the academic year 1980–81 in the maintained sector of further and higher education; if he will publish the results in the Official Report; and if he will give the figures for 1978–79 and 1979–80.
§ Dr. Boyson
The following is the information requested:
Enrolments of overseas students in maintained, assisted and grant aided establishments of further education in England and Wales thousands 1978–79 1979–80 *1980–81 Advanced courses 20.2 19.9 16.6 Non advanced courses 26.4 25.7 19.1 Total enrolments 46.6 45.5 35.7 * Provisional.
The 1980–81 figures are estimates based upon a sample exercise. All the figures include students from other European Community countries.