§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many university and polytechnic careers officers there were in(a) 1979 and (b) 1985; and how many there are today.
§ Mr. Boswell
Information on careers officers in the former polytechnics is not held centrally. The table shows numbers of careers and appointments officers employed by institutions within the Universities Funding Council sector.
Year Full-time Part-time Total 19801 252 13 265 1985 230 1 231 19892 217 29 246 1 The first year for which this information was collected. 2 The latest year for which this information is available.