HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 cc590-1W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many applications there were for university places in England and Wales in each year since 1997. [130376]

Alan Johnson

The latest available information from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), covering those applying for entry to full time undergraduate courses is shown in the table. Over the same period, the number of applicants from England and Wales who were accepted for entry increased by 9 per cent., and the latest figures published by UCAS for 2003 entry indicate that there will be a further rise this year

Applications through UCAS to fill time undergraduate courses in institutions Number England and Welsh institutions
Year of entry Number
1997 1,851,316
1998 1,803,032
1999 1,750,075
2000 1,723,836
2001 1,729,702
2002 1,739,875


Each applicant can make up to six applications in each cycle.



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