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Undergraduates (Private School Background)

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of the last five years' undergraduate intake at (a) Oxford, (b) Cambridge and (c) Durham universities were from the private school sector. [14624]

The information is not available in the form requested. The latest information available shows that 52 per cent. of students accepted for entry to undergraduate courses at Oxford in Autumn 1996 came from private schools as did 48 per cent. of Cambridge's intake. Comparable information is not available for Durham.