§ Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the wastage rate among students in dental schools; and what is the average wastage for other university faculties.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
The latest available information is given in the University Grants Committee's published report "Enquiry into Student Progress 1968" This shows that 12 per cent. of dental students who would normally have graduated in the summer of 1966 left without obtaining a first degree. The corresponding figure for all university faculties was 13.3 per cent.