HC Deb 24 February 1977 vol 926 cc666-7W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, using the same regional divisions as in the annex to her statement of 24th January 1977 regarding the teacher training system, if she will give, on the basis of the latest figures available to her Department, the number of higher education places, other than for teacher training, available in each region in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Oakes

The numbers of full-time and sandwich students undergoing higher education, other than in initial teacher training, in institutions in each region in the academic year 1975–76 were as follows:

Northern 17,405
Yorks/Humberside 37,037
North West 40,534
West Midlands 30,807
East Midlands 21,032
East Anglia 15,394
Greater London 75,142
Other South East 50,807
South West 21,588
Wales 19,860
England and Wales 329,606