HC Deb 18 November 1971 vol 826 cc171-2W
19. Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students were attending uni- versities in Scotland at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures five, 10 and 15 years previously.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Approximately 37,200 full-time students are attending universities in Scotland at the present time compared with 29,800 in 1966–67, 22,900 in 1961–62 and 17,900 in 1956–57. Figures for all four years include students at the institutions that are now Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt Universities.