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Student Numbers

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what figures for student numbers, broken down by full and part-time, underlie expenditure plans for higher education contained in Cmnd. 8175; and if he will give comparable figures for each year since 1975–76.

No firm projections of student numbers were made for Cmnd. 8175 except in the case of home students in non-advanced further education. However, provisional projections for home students on full-time and sandwich courses in higher education were assumed for the purposes of estimating expenditure on student awards. These figures, which are for universities in Great Britain and advanced courses in establishments of further education in England and Wales, are given as following. The projections were made on the basis of provisional estimates for the academic year 1980–81.

Home Students (000s)
Actuals
1975–76430·6
1976–77433·3
1977–78427·0
1978–79424·7
1979–80429·6
Provisional
1980–81441·2
Projected
1981–82445·2
1982–83444·9
1983–84440·0