§ Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of science students who were awarded a first degree in 1979 and each of the subsequent years for which statistics are available (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of all students awarded a first degree.
§ Mr. Brooke
The information is as follows
Great Britain—Thousands 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Science first degree graduates* 17.0 17.5 19.0 19.7 20.4
Great Britain—Thousands 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 As a percentage of all first degree graduates 20 19 20 20 20 * Excluding engineering; technology; agriculture and medicine.
DES estimates based on data from the Universities Statistical Record and the CNAA.
Degrees awarded in public sector institutions but validated by Universities are excluded.