HC Deb 18 January 1991 vol 183 c595W
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