HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 c489W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish figures showing for 1982–83, 1983–84 and an estimate for 1984–85 of the numbers of (a) full-time and (b) part-time students in England.

Mr. Brooke

The numbers of students, from home and abroad, in universities and colleges of further and higher education in England were as follows:

1982 1983
Full-time and sandwich 804,000 802,000
Part-time (including evening only) 1,256,000 1,348,000

Note: November-December of each year. Figures exclude the Open University and the University of Buckingham.

Statistics for 1984 are not yet available.