HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c209W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the numbers of(a) full-time and (b) sandwich undergraduates broken down by socio-economic categories A to E attending former polytechnics and colleges in 1995. [39423]

Dr. Howells

The available data held centrally on full-time and sandwich undergraduate students by social classes A to E are provided in the table. Figures for full-time and sandwich students separately are not available. The table shows the numbers of accepted applicants to full-time and sandwich courses in former polytechnics and colleges who apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS); however not all full-time and sandwich undergraduate students in these institutions enter through UCAS.

Accepted applicants through UCAS to full-time and sandwich undergraduate courses in the former Polytechnics and Colleges1 in the UK, by Social Class: Autumn 1995 entry
Home domiciled, all ages
Social class Numbers
A. Professional 15,735
B. Intermediate 54,561
Cl. Skilled non-manual 17,860
C2. Skilled manual 27,838
D. Partly skilled 13,174
E. Unskilled 3,578
Not Known Total 151,466
1All institutions other than the former UFC funded institutions.