HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 cc603-4W
Mr. Forman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will set out in tabular form the number and value of industrial sponsorships for home students in higher education in each year from 1970 to the latest available date.

Mr. Walden

The "University Statistics" shows that the following numbers of home university students were in receipt of financial support from industry and commerce between 1980 and 1984.

Mr. Allan Stewart

[pursuant to his reply, 26 June 1986, c. 314]: The information is not readily available in the form requested. The available information, for special needs houses built by development corporations in the new towns, is as follows:

Home Students in Great Britain Universities
1980 2.6
1981 2.5
1982 2.3
1983 2.6
1984 2.6


1. "Home" students are defined as those full-time students paying home fee rates (which includes some students domiciled in the EC) and all part-time students.

2. "Students" include those on full-time, part-time and sandwich courses and includes both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Figures for the years between 1970 and 1979 are not readily available. Information about the value of industrial sponsorships, and the number of home students in the public sector of higher education in receipt of such sponsorships, is not held centrally.