asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many university graduates entered industry and commerce in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the total university graduates starting employment these figures represent.
The following table gives the information requested for the most recent five years for which it is available. It is based on figures published by the University Grants Committee. Both columns relate to the number of first and higher degree university graduates known to have taken their first employment in the United Kingdom.
|GRADUATES ENTERING INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE|
|Year||Total||As a percentage of all new graduates starting employment|