HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc589-90W
Mr. Pickles

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average gross income of students was in the last 12 months, broken down by income quintile. [135358]

Alan Johnson

The Department has conducted a Student Income and Expenditure Survey (SIES) for the 2002/03 academic year. It will provide up-to-date information on students' income in the 2002/03 academic year for full-time, young, single, childless, English and Welsh domiciled students who are undertaking an undergraduate degree at publicly funded Higher Education Institutions in England and Wales in 2002/03.

The Department will announce a date for publication once a finalised report has been agreed with the researcher. Once published, the Department will use the data for further analysis of students' income.

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