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Foreign Languages

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of students in foreign languages expected to graduate in 1987; what was the number for each of the last 10 years; and what are the numbers for (a) all languages except French and (b) all languages except French and German.

The latest available information is shown in the following table. The Department has not produced projections for future years at this level of detail. A small fall is expected in the numbers graduating in 1986, followed by a small increase in 1987 and following years.

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Foreign languages except French and Germann/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Higher degree graduates

Foreign languages0·1
Foreign languages except Frenchn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Foreign languages except French and Germann/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

1 Council for National Academic Awards. These statistics relate to the numbers of awards conferred by CNAA during the year and differ from the numbers of students completing their courses. In particular figures for the years 1982, 1983 and 1984 underestimate the latter and the figure for 1985 is an overestimate.

n/a Not available.