§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of young people in the northern region entered higher education year by year since 1985.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The table shows, for school leavers in the north of England and for England as a whole, the percentage whose intended destination was either degree or teacher training courses.
Percentage of leavers going to degree or teacher training courses Academic year North of England All England 1984–85 7.2 7.8 1985–86 7.1 7.8 1986–87 7.2 7.7 1987–88 7.9 9.1 1988–89 9.5 10.2