HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c218W
106. Mr. Gerald Bowden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time students are enrolled with universities and polytechnics in the current academic year; and what was the number 10 years ago.

Mr. Jackson

Information for academic year 1989–90 is not yet available centrally. In 1988–89 there were 318,000 full-time university students and, provisionally 310,000 polytechnic and college full-time students on higher education courses in Great Britain, compared with 293,000 and 217,000 such students, respectively in 1979–80.

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