HC Deb 21 March 1995 vol 257 c161W
16. Mr. Riddick

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of young people are now entering higher education; and what was the figure 10 years ago. [13257]

Mr. Boswell

The Government's policies have led to record participation in higher education. Some 30 per cent. of young people now enter full-time higher education compared with around 14 per cent. 10 years ago.