HC Deb 06 March 1973 vol 852 cc84-5W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what numbers of students she anticipates will be attending full-time and part-time courses, respectively, in 1976–77 and 1981–82 in each polytechnic.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

I cannot predict the incidence of future student demand college by college, but the polytechnics are planning on the basis of between 100,000 and 110,000 full-time and sandwich students by 1976–77 and 180,000 by 1981. Even a rough projection of part-time students eight years hence is not possible, but might range between 75,000 and 85,000 by 1976–77.