HC Deb 21 May 1985 vol 79 c386W
35. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the number of mature students who have entered higher education since 1979.

Mr. Brooke

Yes. The number of home full-time initial entrants to higher education in Great Britain aged 21 and over increased from 34,300 in 1979 to 39,000 in 1983, or 13.7 per cent.