HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1500W
Captain C. Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the financial provision, both short term and long term, at present contemplated for the universities is based on the assumption that the number of full-time students, other than research students, will remain at approximately the 1938-39 figure, or will rise substantially above it; and, if so, by what percentage the number is expected to rise within five years.

Mr. Dalton

There is no question of limiting the number of students to the number immediately before the war. I hope for a substantial increase. The chief factor limiting the rate of increase is the number of teaching staff and I cannot, at present, give any estimate of how fast staff can be effectively built up.