HC Deb 19 November 1986 vol 105 c194W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students entering into (a) part-time and (b) full-time higher education in each of the past 10 years were aged (i) between 21 and 25 years, (ii) 25 to 30 years, (iii) 30 to 40 years and (iv) over 40 years; and what percentages of all such students these figures represent.

Mr. Walden

The available information for home full-time initial entrants and first-year part-time students, in higher education in Great Britain, is shown in the following table.

1984–85 69,300
1985–86 113,897
1986–871 152,821
1 estimated.

Similar information for 1979–80 to 1983–84 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.