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Technical Education (Pad-time Students)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1957.

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Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

asked the Minister of Education how many part-time students are now engaged in higher technical education.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

Thirty-one thousand, seven hundred day students in 1955–56. Figures for evening students are not available.

Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East

Would the Minister tell us whether that is as many as he hopes to obtain or whether he is hoping that the number will increase next year or in the following year?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

I sincerely hope that it will increase. We think it will increase, at least in proportion to the general Government plans over the years, to at least double the number.