To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of additional students that will enter higher education in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 as a result of the removal of the cap on student numbers.
This is a holding answer. It may be superseded/updated at a future date.
13 January 2015
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.