asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many persons applied to the University Central Council for Admissions in total and as as a percentage of the relevant age group of the total population this year, and for each of the past five years.
Applications for the current year are not complete and the age analysis for 1973–74 is not yet available. The figures for the five-year period beginning 1969–70 are as follows:—
|Total number of candidates||Percentage Age Group*|
|Under 20||21 and over|
|* The denominator for the under-20 applicants is taken as the 18 to 20 age group and for applicants 21 and over as the 21–24 age group.|
|† Not available.|