HC Deb 17 May 1966 vol 728 cc240-1W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek power to ensure that greater numbers than at present of Scottish students possessing the requirements for entry go to Scottish universities.

Mr. Ross

No. The number of student places at Scottish universities is steadily increasing—from 22,000 in 1963 to an expected 31,300 in October, 1966—and there is no evidence that the proportion of qualified Scottish students who seek places and fail to get them is large.

Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications by landlords to remove crofts from crofting tenure have been refused in each year since 1955.

Mr. Ross

The figures are as follows:

1955 Nil
1956 3
1957 2
1958 5
1959 4
1960 2
1961 8
1962 7
1963 Nil
1964 2
1965 5
1966 6