§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many students applied for admission to medical schools this autumn, and how many were admitted; how many of those admitted, achieved three A grades at A level; how many had lower grades; and how many students with three A grades failed to secure a place. 
§ Dr. Howells
The information requested is not held centrally or is not yet available. Information on applications received up to May 16 by subject were released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in their press notice in June 1997. Fuller information on applicants by subject together with information on acceptances by subject and entry qualifications will be published by UCAS in their annual160W report in spring 1998. These figures will not, however, analyses the entry qualifications held by applicants who were not accepted.