§ 34. Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of part-time undergraduates are female: and whether he has any proposals to seek to increase that proportion.
In 1986–87, the latest year for which figures are available, about 45 per cent. of part-time students taking first degree courses were women. The Government encourage all women and men to make the most of the extensive higher education opportunities open to them.