HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 cc73-4W
Mr. Owen

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women students are waiting to obtain places in universities at the nearest convenient date; and whether he will state the proportion of women to the total number of candidates waiting for a place.

Mr. Simon

According to a report on Applications for Admission to Universities, which was commissioned by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals and published in 1957, of the 36,003 persons who applied for admission in 1955–56, 9,557, or roughly one-quarter, were women, of whom 6,325 were admitted in 1955–56 out of a total of 22,462 admissions. I understand there is no information about the present position.