HC Deb 28 February 1906 vol 152 cc1119-20

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he will revise the Regulations for Training Teachers, 1905, under which a three-years' student, who having taken an university examination for a degree fails to pass, will be recognised for one year only after the close of his period of training, so far as they provide that at the end of that year such recognition will cease unless he has then passed either the final university examination for a degree or certificate examination of the Board.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Board are receiving representations in regard to these points from the universities, training colleges, and other bodies interested, which are being carefully considered. The Board are not yet in a position to give a definite reply. In the meantime it may be pointed out that the regulations referred to in this Question include mathematics as one of the seven subjects in which distinction must be obtained.