§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about the percentage of students in higher education who are living other than in the parental home in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) other OECD countries.
§ Mr. Walden
[pursuant to his reply, 1 April 1987, c. 527]: Information is not available for the whole of higher education. In 1984–85, 92 per cent. of mandatory award-holders (excluding those with minimum awards for whom the information is not collected) from England and Wales studying in the United Kingdom, were living away from the parental home. The figure for Scotland for all mandatory award holders was 62 per cent. Comparable information is not available for OECD countries.