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Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many scientists are leaving the United Kingdom now; and how many left in each year since 1978.

Available data relate to the number of full-time university academic staff in all disciplines leaving the United Kingdom for employment or study abroad. The numbers of non-clinical staff leaving since 1980 (the earliest year for which comparable data are available) are as follows: