HC Deb 24 March 1955 vol 538 cc202-3W
73. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that the number of scientists in training is, in relation to the population, one-quarter of that in the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and what steps he is taking to increase the number of science students and teachers.

Sir D. Eccles

I doubt the value of this sort of comparison because of the different meanings given to the word f "scientist," but it is in any case the policy of Her Majesty's Government to expand the facilities for scientific and technological education which have been provided since the war in schools, technical colleges and universities. So far as the schools are concerned, I would refer the hon. Member to my answer of a fortnight ago to the hon. Member for New-castle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler).