§ 35. Mr. Dalyellasked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give an estimate of the number of Ph.Ds. awarded in mathematics and physics in 1963–64; and if he will state the number of new academic posts created in universities and colleges in that year in mathematics and physics.

§ The Minister of State, Department of Education and Science (Mr. R. E. Prentice)The number of Ph.Ds. awarded by universities in Great Britain in 1963–64 in mathematics was 84 and in physics 339.

I will write as soon as posible to my hon. Friend about the second part of his Question.