HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c622W
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.

Mr. Jackson

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.