§ Mr. Boyden
asked the Minister of Education how many vacancies exist in degree or degree equivalent courses in colleges of advanced technology.
§ Sir E. Boyle
It is difficult to give a precise figure for the number of vacant places in the colleges of advanced technology, because it is almost always possible for a course which is successfully established to take in a few more students and because some colleges take in a second entry of students in the new year. The figures I have for November show that the colleges could at that time have accepted 107 more students into the first year of degree courses,426 more into courses leading to the Diploma in Technology and a further 212 into other courses of degree equivalent standard.