HC Deb 14 March 1978 vol 946 c125W
23. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is satisfied with the proportion of higher education students who are taking scientific and mathematical subjects.

Mr. Oakes

My right hon. Friend has been pleased to note that the proportion of undergraduate new entrants taking science and technology in universities has been increasing since 1975–76. The absolute number of science and technology students in higher education as a whole has also increased steadily in recent years.