asked Her Majesty's Government:
(a) how many first degrees were awarded in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1998 and 2003; and
(b) what were these figures expressed as a percentage of the total number of degrees awarded in 1998 and 2003.
The available information is given in the table.
|Country||Year||Total degrees awarded||Total First Class Hons Degree||% First Class Hons Degree|