§ Dr. Hampson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish for each year from 1979 the numbers of mature students in higher education, the proportion they formed of total student numbers and his estimates of the proportion they will form over the next five years.
§ Mr. Walden
Information for full-time and sandwich home students in Great Britain higher education is as follows:
Estimated expenditure in 1984–85 £ million As a percentage of total expenditure on education percentage Other bodies‡ 8 0.06 Total 109 0.81 * Does not include expenditure on adult and continuing education provided in polytechnics and other maintained further education establishments. † Does not include expenditure on adult and continuing education provided within other university departments or in the Open University. ‡ Includes expenditure by the Workers' Education Associaton, long-term residential colleges and national associations involved in the promotion or provision of adult education.