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.