§ Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated annual percentage increase in the entry of students to full-time courses of higher education in universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other colleges of further education, respectively, between 1968–69 and 1971–72.
§ Mr. Fowler
The average annual percentage increase between 1968–69 and 1971–72 in the entry of students to full-time courses in universities in Great Britain is projected to be about 5 per cent. The corresponding figure for sandwich and full-time advanced courses in all colleges of further education (includ-108W ing polytechnics) is also about 5 per cent. The average annual increase in the entry to colleges of education will be rather less than 1 per cent.