§ 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.