HC Deb 16 June 1966 vol 729 cc303-4W
Sir E. Boyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many places in colleges of advanced technology have not been filled in the current academic year.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Separate figures for the present colleges of advanced technology are not available, but the Third Report of the Universities Central Council on Admissions showed that 49,510 students were admitted to first degree and diploma courses in universities (including colleges of advanced technology) in October, 1965, against the universities' estimate of 49,000, made in May, 1965. Only in Pure Science was there any noticeable shortfall in that 430 fewer students were admitted than were allowed for in the May estimate.