§ 40. Mr. Sedgemore
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is satisfied with the number of students studying on design courses.
§ Mr. Walden
The Government attach great importance to design. Between 1979 and 1984 the number of full time equivalent home and EC students on advanced courses in design in the public sector, which accounts for the majority of such courses increased by some 70 per cent. from a little over 8,000 to around 14,000.