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Foreign Students

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the comparative figures between 1978–79 and 1984–85 for students from the Commonwealth, Latin America and the Middle East on courses in the United Kingdom.

Information for 1984–85 is not yet available. The change up to 1983–84 has been as follows:

Students from abroad in higher and further education: Great Britain
Area1978–791983–84Percentage change
Latin America*3,1001,200-61
Middle East†16,7007,600-54
* Includes: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, E1 Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina.
† Includes: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Syrian Arab Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Yemen Arab Republic, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain.