Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students have enrolled for higher education courses in England leading to a diploma in medicine in (a) September and (b) February in each academic year since September 1998; and how many of each semester‘s cohort (i) started the second year of studies, (ii) started the third year of studies, (iii) qualified and (iv) registered; [219798]

    (2) how many students have enrolled for courses leading to a diploma in nursing at (a) Luton university and (b) the university of Hertfordshire in each semester since September 1998; and how many from each semester‘s intake (i) started the second year, (ii) started the third year, (iii) qualified and (iv) registered. [219799]

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    Dr. Howells: This information is not held centrally. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publish completion rates of students on full-time undergraduate courses in “Performance Indicators in Higher Education”, but these are not calculated for individual subjects, or courses.

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