HC Deb 14 April 1967 vol 744 cc251-2W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the rise in the social sciences in British universities since the publication of the Heyworth Report.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The Fourth Report of the Universities Central Council on Admissions 1965–66 shows that the number of students admitted to universities in Great Britain in October, 1966 for first degree and first diploma courses in social, administrative and business studies was 10,739.

The Report indicates that the trend in university admissions of new entrants to social studies in recent years might be represented as follows:

1962 100.0
1963 115.6
1964 158.9
1965 193.7
1966 218.9

The number of postgraduate students in social studies in universities in Great Britain was 2,898 in 1964–65 and 3,800 in 1965–66; I regret that the figure for 1966–67 is not yet available.