HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 c1804W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of English domiciled students in secondary education aged 18 years from each local education authority were accepted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service to full-time undergraduate courses in each year since 1994–95 for(a) each local education authority and (b) each region. [189478]

Dr. Howells

The available information is taken from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and covers 18 year old applicants accepted through UCAS to full-time first degree and HMD courses.

The participation rates calculated are based upon all 18 year olds, not just those who have been in secondary education. The population numbers are estimates and can be volatile from year to year, hence participation rates should be used only as a guide to the long term trend in participation in a particular area.

Tables containing the figures have been placed in the House Libraries.