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Welsh Students

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the figures for the number of students in each university college in Wales who were normally resident in Wales for both 1989 and 1990; and if he will publish the figures in percentage form of the total number of students attending each college.

The numbers of students in academic year 1989–90 in each university college in Wales of Welsh domicile, and as expressed as percentages of the total numbers of students attending each college, are given in the table. The data cover all students whether full time, part time, undergraduate or postgraduate.The numbers for 1990 are not yet available.

Total education spendingTeachers' salaries
Cash terms1989–90 pricesIncreaseCash terms1989–90 pricesIncrease
£ billion£ billionPer cent.£ billion£ billionPer cent.
1970–712·616·50·64·1
1980–8112·921·9333·76·354
1988–8922·023·476·67·011
1989–9024·124·13n.a.n.a.

Notes:

1. The total education spending figures are drawn from the relevant Public Expenditure White Papers.

2. The figures for spending on teachers' salaries are drawn from local authority spending returns. Data for 1989–90 are not yet available. Spending on teachers' salaries includes on-cost such as superannuation. No account is taken of changes in teacher numbers over the period shown.

3. The "increase" column shows the increase in spending at 1989–90 prices over the previous year shown.

4. The figures at 1989–90 prices have been calculated using latest GDP deflators.