§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will estimate how many students from Argyll and Bute are currently attending universities in(a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Wicks
The information is given in the table.
Students1 from Argyll and Bute local authority area studying in higher education institutions 1998–99 Country of study Number of students England 246 Wales 12 Northern Ireland 2 1 Full-time and part-time students, excluding students on sabbatical or writing up theses.