§ 57. Mr. HARRIS
asked the President of the Board of Education what was the number of students in training colleges in January, 1930, and how many at the same time last year; whether there is any increase in the accommodation available for students; and what increase, if "any, in the output of trained teachers is expected in April, 1931, as compared with April of this year?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
The number of students in training colleges in January, 1930, was 18,479, as compared with 17,506 in January, 1929. The output of trained teachers in 1931 is expected to exceed the output for 1930 by about 1,400. Additional arrangements are also being made for the expansion of training college accommodation, which will lead to a further increase in the output of trained teachers.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the London County Council is refusing to make provision for training the necessary teachers in order to put in operation the raising of the school age next year, and will he, if necessary, take action in the matter on his own account, so that teachers may be available?