§ The Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science (Mr. Quintin Hogg)
The availability of university teachers depends to a large extent on the number of post-graduate students, and the Government proposes to make available substantially more postgraduate awards for the next academic year than were made this year.
§ Dr. King
Is the Minister—whose keen interest in education we all appreciate—aware that the most urgent of all the great needs in higher education is to provide this year the training of a number of extra university teachers to cope with the expanding population in the universities from the critical year 1965–66, and will he give his personal attention to this aspect?
§ Mr. Callaghan
In view of his great interest in higher education, can the Minister tell us for how much longer it will be in order to put down Questions for him to answer on this subject?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Does the Minister's first Answer apply to teachers in the sciences, and, if so, what relation does it bear to the valuable work which is being done at Dounreay in Scotland? Does he propose to extend or diminish that work, in the public interest?