§ Mr. Malcolm MacPhersonasked the Minister of Education what were the total numbers of students admitted to courses equivalent to first degree courses at Loughborough College of Technology in October, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1961, respectively; and, for each year, what number came from overseas.

§ Sir D. EcclesThe number of first-year students at the beginning of each academic year is shown below. The number of overseas students in their first-year is not known, but the table shows the number of overseas students in all years compared with the total number of students in the college. The 59W figures for 1957–58 include a small number taking courses below degree level.

(a) (b) (c) (d) — 1st year students All students Overseas students included in (b) (c) as a percentage of (b) 1957–58 … 378 930 ^{*}348 37.4 1958–59 … 288 879 290 33.0 1959–60 … 245 908 227 25.0 1960–61 … 267 867 170 19.6 1961–62 … 349 943 147 15.6 ^{*}Includes 105 taking courses below degree level.The college's policy is understood to be to hold the percentage at about the present figure, which is above the average for the colleges of advanced technology as a whole.