HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c619W
18. Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many overseas students attended British universities on the most recent date for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure 10 years previously.

Mr. Jackson

In autumn 1986 there were 42,000 overseas students at universities in Great Britain. In 1976 the comparable figure was 35,600.