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Student Numbers: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 27 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what records he holds of the number of Newcastle-based further education students who are at university in the city. (244128)

It is not possible to answer the question precisely in the way it has been asked on the basis of the data which are collected centrally. However, there are now 48,470 higher education students at providers of higher education in Newcastle which represents an increase of 12,845 compared with 1997. Our policies are designed to help local students progress from further to higher education in order to increase and widen participation.