HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 c295W
Mr. Kevin Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many mature students currently enter higher education in the Yorkshire and Humberside area; and what was the figure in each year since 1986. [23831]

Mr. Forth

The available information is given in the following table:

Mature1 entrants to higher education in Yorkshire and Humberside2
Academic year Number
1987–88 15,395
1988–89 17,211
1989–90 18,034
1990–91 19,587
1991–92 23,324
1992–93 25,707
1993–94 26,427
1994–95 (provisional) 29,740
1 Those aged 21 and over on an undergraduate course, and those aged 25 and over on a postgraduate course. Data for ex Universities Funding Council institutions are for full-time home entrants only throughout the time series.
2 Entrants to institutions located in Yorkshire and Humberside.

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