HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c5W
Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland are attending United Kingdom universities and colleges of higher education.

Mr. Jackson

In 1986, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 1,042 students from the Irish Republic on higher education courses in the United Kingdom.