HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1914-5
81 and 82. Mr. RENNIE SMITH

asked the President of the Board of Education (1), in connection with the Report of the Committee on Universities and Training Colleges and in connection with the regional scheme this recommended, what steps he proposes to take to provide a centre for the Eastern Counties;

(2) if he has considered the recommendations of the Report of the Committee on Universities and Training Colleges; and if he can make a statement on the matter?


The Report, to which the hen. Member refers, was unanimously adopted by a conference of representatives of the universities, university colleges, training colleges and other bodies-interested in the training of teachers, at which I presided. With the exception of one point, which is dealt with in Appendix G of the Report, the recommendations of the commitee so far as they concern the Board have been or will be adopted. Of the six training colleges in the Eastern counties, two are now associated with Nottingham University College, two—which are concerned with the training of teachers for young children—with the National Froebel Institute, and the remaining two with the Universities of Cambridge and Birmingham, respectively.

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