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Tuesday, 9 June 1970

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - This is a question that has been placed on the notice paper.

Mr Whitlam - I also asked it without notice.

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Notwithstanding the fact that it was placed on notice my attention was also drawn to it by way of a question without notice in the House. Work has been proceeding on it. The answer is not yet ready, although a great number of the honourable gentleman's questions have been answered over recent weeks, some of them involving statistics from every State government and, at times, from every university in the country, and classified into male and female statistics by numbers of years. It takes a good deal of the time of officers to get material of this type together. The problem with the present question is that there is a practice among students, because of the difficulty in getting into particular faculties in particular universities, of applying for enrolment in a multiplicity of universities. The figures for people who are not enrolled but who applied are, therefore, false figures. It is necessary to make a close analysis in relation to each university to see what the true figures are. When this analysis has been completed it will be possible to answer the honourable gentleman's question, but the task that he has given to the officers is substantial.

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