HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 cc87-8W
Mr. Litterick

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish figures showing the number of students currently attending block release and sandwich courses in science and/or technology with industrial spon- sorship together with comparable figures for the academic year 1976–77.

Mr. Oakes

Following are provisional estimates of all sandwich and day release—including block release—course enrolments in science, engineering and technology subjects for the academic year 1976–77 for grant-aided further education establishments in England and Wales.

Sandwich course enrolments Day release course enrolments
Science subjects 5,700 18,600
Engineering and technology subjects 21,500 307,000

Comparable figures for further education enrolments in 1977–78 and for university enrolments in both 1976–77 and 1977–78 are not yet available. University sandwich course enrolments in 1975–76 for Great Britain were 2,800 for science subjects and 7,300 for engineering and technology subjects.