§ 24. Mrs. Laing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement regarding the current level of university applications. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
Figures released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service indicated that 59,702 applications to Scottish higher education institutions had been made as at 15 December 1998.
This will become a matter for the Scottish Parliament from 1 July 1999.