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Women Engineers

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many women took up (a) further engineering courses and (b) higher engineering courses in (i) 1969, (ii) 1985 and (iii) 1991.

The number of women on engineering and technology courses in England was:

Further education enrolments11819
Higher education enrolments (including universities' student numbers)1711
1 Figure adjusted to be broadly comparable in coverage with 1990–91.
In 1969–70 the information collected was for England and Wales.
Further education students6.0
Higher education students (including universities)0.5