§ Mr. Whitehead
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the projected total number of students in (a) polytechnics and (b) other institutions of higher education for 1982–83; and how this compares with 1981–82 and 1980–81, respectively.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
For the maintained sector of higher education in England the numbers of home full-time equivalent students in polytechnics and other maintained establishments are projected as follows:312W
Polytechnics 122 130 130 Other maintained establishments 69 75 75
The breakdown between sectors for 1981–82 and 1982–83 is tentative at this stage.