Fewer girls

The number of female engineering undergraduates has fallen over the past two years, according to a parliamentary written answer by minister for education and employment Kim Howells, who disclosed a drop from 4,800 women joining courses in 1994 to 4,500 in 1996.

The number of female engineering undergraduates has fallen over the past two years, according to a parliamentary written answer by minister for education and employment Kim Howells, who disclosed a drop from 4,800 women joining courses in 1994 to 4,500 in 1996.