HL Deb 12 February 1990 vol 515 cc1237-8WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the latest available figures for the number of students in full-time education in universities, polytechnics and colleges of higher education respectively in England and Wales showing those who do and those who do not live at their parental or marital home while studying.

Baroness Blatch

The 1988–89 survey of student income and expenditure conducted by Research Services Limited found that 11 per cent. of younger full-time and sandwich students in Great Britain were living in their parental home. This figure comprises 7 per cent. of university students and 19 per cent. of polytechnic and college students. For the purposes of the survey, a younger student was defined as a student aged under 26 at the commencement of the course.