§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many students graduated from undergraduate-level higher education in(a) England and Wales and (b) London in (i) 1979–80, (ii) 1990–91 and (iii) 1995–96. 
§ Mr. Forth
The latest available information covering first degree graduates only is as follows:
First degree graduates 11979–80 21990–91 31994–95 England and Wales 55,309 118,672 183,912 Greater London 8,579 22,923 34,369 1 Former UFC universities only. 2 Former UFC universities, former polytechnics, HEIs and FEIs. 3 Former UFC universities, former polytechnics and HEIs.
§ Mr. Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what percentage of those completing full-time compulsory education in(a) England and Wales and (b) London continued in full-time education in (i) 1979–80, (ii) 1990–91 and (iii) 1995–96. 15W
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The percentage of 16-year-olds in full-time education is as follows:
Academic year 1979–80 1990–91 1994–951 1995–96 (provisional) England and Wales 2n/a 59 71 71 England 42 59 71 71 London 3n/a 61 76 n/a 1 1994–95 is the latest year for which figures for London are available. 2 Data for 1979–80 are not available for Wales. In 1980–81 the percentage was 46 in Wales, while it was 43 in England. 3 Figures are not available for London on the same basis. In 1979, 43 per cent. of 15-year-olds in maintained schools in inner London continued full time in maintained schools or in further education, and 47 per cent. stayed on in outer London. n/a = not available.