§ 36. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the overall staff-student ratio in universities in England and Wales and the staff-student ratio in the polytechnics in England and Wales—full-time students and full-time staff.
§ Mr. Mulley
In the academic year 1973–74 for universities in England and Wales the ratio of full-time students to each full-time member of the academic staff wholly financed from university funds was 8.0. In polytechnics in England and Wales the ratio of full-time students to each full-time member of the teaching staff was provisionally estimated at 5.8; allowing for the substantial number of part-time students on taught courses this ratio would be approximately 6.9.