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Technical Colleges (Students)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Education the total number of students attending full-time courses at technical colleges in England and Wales in the present academic year; and how many are colonial and overseas students and British students not receiving State or local education authority grants, respectively.

The latest statistics available are those for 1950–51 when there were some 39,800 full-time students in technical colleges. This number included some 800 colonial students, but I cannot say how many other students from overseas. It also included some 23,000 students not receiving State or local authority grants.