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Open University

Volume 939: debated on Friday 25 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average pass rate in 1976 of prisoners entering for public examinations; what was the pass rate of prisoners entering for Open University examinations; how many prisons the Open University scheme covers; and how many prisoners arc taking part in it.

Seventy per cent. for prisoners and trainees entering public examinations, and 77 per cent. for prisoners entering Open University examinations. In 1977 the Open University scheme covered 20 establishments and 128 prisoners were enrolled in it at the beginning of the year.