HC Deb 16 April 1973 vol 855 c36W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which polytechnics have submitted to her Department estimated enrolments for 1975–76 and 1980–81; and whether she will publish the figures.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Since many of the estimates of future enrolments prepared by the polytechnics are very provisional and all may need to be revised in the light of the recent White Paper and the Department's circular 7/73 it would be premature and misleading to publish them.