HC Deb 31 March 1987 vol 113 c502W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of (a) 18-year-old women and (b) 18-year-old men participate in higher education in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Mawhinney

The estimated proportions of 18-yearold Northern Ireland domiciled women and men in full-time higher education in the United Kingdom in 1985–86 were 7.5 per cent. and 5.7 respectively. The proportions attending institutions within Northern Ireland were 5.5 per cent and 4 per cent. for women and men respectively.

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