§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the total number of university students at 31st October, 1966, the total number of new entrants for a first degree or diploma at that date, and the corresponding figures for October, 1965.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
184,510, of whom, I am informed by the University Grants Committee, 54,058 were new entrants. The corresponding figures last year were 168,114 and 52,577 respectively. These are provisional counts, and the full-year total figure is normally somewhat higher.