HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c1265
27. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Education how many part-time students are now engaged in higher technical education.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Thirty-one thousand, seven hundred day students in 1955–56. Figures for evening students are not available.

Mr. Fletcher

Would the Minister tell us whether that is as many as he hopes to obtain or whether he is hoping that the number will increase next year or in the following year?

Mr. Lloyd

I sincerely hope that it will increase. We think it will increase, at least in proportion to the general Government plans over the years, to at least double the number.