§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of Northern Ireland domiciled student entrants to polytechnics in England and Wales and regional colleges in Scotland in each year since 1968.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The readily available information covers all Northern Ireland domiciled enrolments in higher education in Great Britain and is as follows:458W
Year Thousands 1981–82 4.6 1984–85 5.2 1987–88 7.5
Education Statistics for the United Kingdom (HMSO).
It is estimated that some 60 per cent. of the 7,500 enrolments in higher education in 1987–88 were enrolled in polytechnics and their equivalents in Scotland.