§ Mr. Walden
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the proportion of pupils from state schools in the total intake of Oxford and Cambridge universities in(a) 1979, (b) 1985 and (c) 1993 (i) in total, (ii) excluding pupils from selective grammar schools in the state sector and (iii) excluding pupils from selective grammar schools in the state sector and grant maintained schools were applicable.
§ Mr. Boswell
Detailed information on admissions to individual universities is not collected centrally. It is for each university to decide its own criteria for the admission of students. I understand that the admissions offices of both universities do produce annual statistics along these lines and my hon. Friend might care to speak to them directly.