HC Deb 03 July 1992 vol 210 cc747-8W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many students there are under 19 years of age and currently, engaged in full-time further education in Scotland;

(2) how many (a) single parent students, (b) disabled students, (c) students over retirement age and (d) student couples with at least one dependent child there are who are currently engaged in full-time courses of (a) further and (b) higher education in Scotland.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 1 July 1992]: Information on parental or disability status of students is not available centrally. Information on the age of full-time students in Scotland in 1990–91 is given in the table:

Full-time Students in Scotland in 1990–91 by age
Age1 Higher Education Further Education
Under 19 18,619 18,227
19 years to retirement2 78,185 19,612
Over retirement age2 40 84
Total full-time 96,844 37,923
1 Age is taken at 31 December 1990.
2 Retirement age is taken as 65 for men and 60 for women.