HC Deb 15 October 1990 vol 177 c699W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the reduction in the numbers of Scottish students gaining entry to Scottish universities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Information on the numbers of Scottish students entering Scottish universities was published by the Scottish Education Department in its statistical bulletin "University Students (No 10/H1/1990)" which is available in the Library. I am pleased to say that the numbers of Scottish undergraduates in full-time higher education rose from 53,400 in 1980–81 to 60,300 in 1988–89, a rise of 13 per cent.