HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c189W
Sir Victor Goodhew

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if his Department has yet completed the special exercises to collect early statistics on overseas student enrolments in 1981–82; and if he will give percentage changes compared with 1980–81.

Mr. Waldegrave

Provisional estimates made by my Department of the numbers of first year and total enrolments in 1981–82 in establishments of further education in England and Wales and in universities in Great Britain are as follows:

Enrolments (thousands) Percentage change
1981–82 1980–81—
(a) First year students
GB Universities
(December) 15.0 –3
E and W Public
AFE 7.6 –8
NAFE 6.9 –37
Total 14.6 –24
(b) All enrolments
GB Universities
(December) 30.4 –9
E and W Public
AFE 16.6 –10
NAFE 11.9 –35
Total 28.5 –23

These figures include postgraduate students and students from EC countries who are charged home fees.

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