§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of engineering graduates and professionally qualified engineers per 100,000 of population produced in the United Kingdom for the latest available year; and what are the comparable figures for Sweden, Denmark, Japan, the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and for each of the member countries of the European Economic Community, from information available to her from international sources.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
In 1968 the latest year for which information is available the number of engineering graduates and professional engineers per 100,000 of population produced in the United Kingdom was 23.3. Comparable figures for other countries are not available but the following information for awards of technology degrees and diplomas is based on figures published by O.E.C.D. and U.N.E.S.C.O.
Country Year Number of technology degrees and diplomas per 100,000 of population United States of America … 1964 20.71 Belgium … 1964 6.3 France … 1964 14.6 West Germany … 1963 7.5 Italy … 1963 5.0 Netherlands … 1964 6.4 United Kingdom … 1964 10.5 Sweden … 1964 12.0 Japan … 1964 31.1
Source: Gaps in Technology Analytical Report (O.E.C.D. 1970).
Unesco Statistical Yearbooks for 1965 and 1966.