§ Mr. Hilary Benn
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list for students enrolling in higher education institutions in England in each year since 1990, the number of(a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) mature, (d) male (e) female and (f) ethnic minority students; and what was the total enrolment. 
§ Mr. Wicks
[holding answer 13 December 1999]: The first data on Local Education Authority financial support for the student tuition fees introduced in 1998–99 will be available in April 2000 from returns collected retrospectively from Local Education Authorities in England and Wales.
These data will show the number of locally-domiciled students who, after income assessment, paid their own tuition fees in full; have had their fees paid (i) in full; and (ii) in part by their Local Education Authority.