§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information his Department now has from the 1981 census on the percentage of young people at university by social class of father; and how these percentages compare with corresponding figures for 1971.
§ Mr. Brooke
None. The 1981 census identified students in full-time education, but not the type of institution attended.
However, information about the social classes of the parents of students accepted for universities through the Universities' Central Council of Admissions (UCCA) in 1983 was published in table E8 of the statistical supplement to its 21st report, a copy of which will be placed in the Library. Similar information has been published by UCCA since 1980.