HC Deb 03 November 1955 vol 545 c129W
Mr. D. Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total number of science graduates in the United Kingdom; and what is the proportionate distribution of such graduates according to broad categories of employment.

Mr. H. Brooke

The number of graduates in pure science (including mathematics) is about 80,000. Nearly one-third are employed in teaching (in the schools, technical colleges or universities) and about one-eighth in the public service (including the Defence Departments) and the Atomic Energy Authority: some 3,000 or so young graduates are undertaking post-graduate research or instruction courses: and the balance are employed mainly in industry.