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Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate of the division of students between universities, polytechnics and other institutions was made in arriving at the Government's revised estimate of 640,000 students in higher education by 1981.

The planning figure of 640,000 students was based on estimates of numbers qualified for and likely to want higher education, not on projections for each sector.