HC Deb 27 February 1985 vol 74 c176W
Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will bring up to date the information relating to Syrian, Libyan, Iranian and Iraqi students given in reply to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton on 24 July 1984, Official Report, column 548.

Mr. Brooke

Approximate numbers studying in the United Kingdom in universities, FE colleges and some private sector colleges in 1983–84 were:

Iran 2,400
Iraq 1,900
Libya 1,800
Syria 300

This information will be contained in the British Council booklet "Statistics of Overseas Students in the UK 1983–84" currently under preparation; a copy will be placed in the Library of the House on publication.