HL Deb 10 December 2003 vol 655 c69WA
Lord Baker of Dorking

asked Her Majesty's Government: How many colleges of further education are providing courses in business studies, plumbing, catering-related services, tourism-related services and skills required in construction work; and how many students are taking courses in those studies. [HL140]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

The information requested is shown in the table below. The figures are for 2001–02 and are for England only.

Subject area Colleges Learners
Business studies 376 89,800
Plumbing (including heating and ventilation) 136 29,800
Hospitality and catering 327 257,500
Leisure, tourism and travel 372 105,600
Construction (excluding plumbing) 264 141,300


Individualised student record 2001–02.