§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many students are taking four-year degree courses at Scottish universities at present.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
In 1987–88 there were 30,600 undergraduate students on four-year full-time and sandwich courses at Scottish universities. This figure includes overseas and other students not in receipt of assistance under British student support arrangements. For those on sandwich courses the four-year period is inclusive of time spent working in industry as part of the course.