§ Mr. Dobbin
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many students left each United Kingdom university before completing their course in(a) 1996, (b) 1997 and (c) 1998. 
§ Mr. Wicks
Information published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in "Higher Education Performance Indicators" gives for the first time projected non-completion rates for students beginning full-time degree courses in 1996–97 for each of the HE institutions in the UK. A copy is available in the Library. This information will be published annually.