§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has information on the percentage of entrants to Scottish universities who had been educated at Scottish independent, grant-aided and State schools, respectively; and if he has comparable figures for each of the previous 10 years.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
Yes. Of the total entrants to Scottish universities for the academic year 1978–79, about 3 per cent. had been educated at Scottish independent schools, 7 per cent. at Scottish grant-aided schools and 46 per cent. at Scottish state schools. The remainder came from overseas, from English schools, or were mature entrants. Information is not available for earlier years.