HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc239-40W
38. Mr. Merlyn Rees

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress is being made in the development of business management courses at colleges of technology and similar institutions.

Mr. Crosland

Provision for management education at the colleges continues to expand. The number of students enrolled in courses for the Diploma in Management Studies and specialised management qualifications rose from some 6,700 in 1963–64 to some 8,100 in the current sesssion.

40. Mr. Awdry

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate the number of managers in British industry who have attended courses in management subjects leading to a degree or diploma, including external management courses, at institutions or colleges of commerce or technology.

Mr. Crosland

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the National Economic Development Council's recent report on management recruitment and development, Section III of which deals generally with the number of managers and their qualifications. I cannot, however, make the more precise estimate asked for.