HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 cc163-4W
83. Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many vacant places there are this session in the engineering faculties of the universities.

Mr. R. A. Butler

There is no fixed number of places in university departments. In the autumn term of this year, there were 7,436 full-time students in university departments of engineering, an increase of 698, or just over 10 per cent., on the corresponding figure for 1954. There are, however, some departments in which more students could be accommodated if duly qualified applicants were forthcoming.

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