§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the responsibilities of her Department for the collection and publication of statistics relating to polytechnics; and where such statistics are published.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The statutory duties of my right hon. Friend do not include the collection and publication of statistics relating to polytechnics. However, digests of the statistical information supplied to the Department by polytechnics are published annually by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in the "Statistics of Education" series.