HC Deb 29 November 1972 vol 847 cc160-1W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will seek to obtain and publish details of the number of undergraduates and post-graduate places available for the study of petroleum technology in British universities; which universities provide such courses; and how the position today compares with the last five years.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

It is not possible to answer this Question because the term "petroleum technology" is not applied to particular courses in universities. Many subjects, which are widely available, can be directly relevant to the needs of the petroleum industry, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, mining and geology.