To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of working age people in the constituency of Buckingham hold a qualification at degree level or equivalent; and what the national average is. 
The latest available figures from the Local Area Labour Force Survey 2001 show that the proportion of people of working age resident in the constituency of Buckingham who hold a qualification at NVQ level 4 or above is 29.9 per cent., with a 95 per cent. confidence interval of 26.6 per cent. to 33.2 per cent. This compares to a figure of 23.7 per cent. for Great Britain. NVQ level 4 covers degrees, HMDs and other undergraduate qualifications.