§ Mr. Borrow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of students on veterinary courses are from(a) state schools and (b) state schools in the north of England; and what the breakdown is in each of the veterinary colleges. 
§ Mr. Wicks
The available information from the Universities and Colleges Admissions service (UCAS) is shown in the table. UCAS do not release data for individual institutions at subject level.
Home domiciled accepted applicants to full-time and sandwich undergraduate courses in veterinary science by previous educational establishment Institutions in the UK Autumn 2000 entry Previous educational establishment Accepted applicants Maintained schools1: in the north of England2 52 from other regions of the UK 220 Total maintained schools 272 Independent schools 157 FE/HE establishments 63 Other 2 Not Known 101 Total 595 1Includes comprehensive, grammar, sixth form centres, other secondary and former grant-maintained schools 2Includes the following government regions: North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West and Merseyside