§ Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the current numbers of full-time students taking sciences, engineering, arts and social science.
§ Mr. Oakes:
The information for full-time and sandwich course students at universities and at maintained, assisted and grant-aided establishments of further education in Great Britain in the academic year 1977–78 is as follows:
Number of Students (000's) Sciences … … 153 Engineering … … 128 Social science1 … … 254 Other2 … … 286 Total … … 821
1. Including architecture and vocational subjects.
2. Including arts, teacher training, GCE, CSE and some non-advanced courses with unknown subject groups.