HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 cc971-2W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many university students there were in the UK in(a) 1973, (b) 1980 and (c) 1990; and how many there are currently; [143696]

(2) how many students from the Bassetlaw constituency entered university in (a) 1973, (b) 1980, (c) 1990 and (d) 2003. [143694]

Alan Johnson

[holding answer 11 December 2003]: Figures for the number of students who enter higher education are not collated centrally by constituency. The total number of students in HE for these years is shown in the table.

Higher education students1 in the UK
Academic year Students (thousands)
1973/74 682
1980/81 827
1990/91 1,175
2001/02 2,163
1Covers all students from the UK and overseas on postgraduate or undergraduate courses.

Alan Johnson

The table shows the number of places on courses of initial teacher training allocated by the Teacher Training Agency to higher and further education institutions in England in each of the last five years. The data do not include places allocated to other sorts of training providers, or places on employment-based training routes.

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