HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 c150W
22. Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students were attending Scottish universities at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what percentage increase this represents by comparison with the position 10 years previously.

Mrs. Thatcher

The provisional number of full-time students attending Scottish universities in 1972–73 is 38,300. This represents an increase of 59 per cent. over the 24,000 students at the same institutions in 1962–63.