HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c279W
20. Mr. Ernie Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to increase the numbers of students from manual working class backgrounds gaining access to university education.

Mr. Lang

We have taken steps to improve participation in higher education among all groups. Recent changes in secondary education will increase the numbers of those staying on at school and our Scottish wider access programme will benefit those without standard entry qualifications.