HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 c34W
Dr. King

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the planned intake of students into the universities in England and Wales in each of the years 1963 to 1970; and how these figures compare with the relevant age-groups.

Mr. Barber

The annual rate at which universities in Great Britain should expand their student intakes to attain the objective of 150,000 student places in 1966–67 will depend on a number of factors, and is not a matter on which it would be appropriate for the Government to set figures. It has, however, been estimated that a 1966 student intake to British universities of 42,000 or 4.6 per cent. of the age-group in that year, would be consistent with the objective in question.