HC Deb 13 November 1930 vol 244 c1846
60. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the President of the Board of Education how many persons, male and female, were admitted to teachers' training colleges maintained or assisted by the State during the college year 1929–30; how many of them had reached the age of 19 and how many the age of 22; and how many in each group had had more than 12 months experience in any occupation other than teaching?


2,789 men and 5,989 women students were admitted to training in 1929, including nine men and 87 women admitted to training colleges recognised as efficient but not State-aided. Of these 1,421 men and 2,689 women had reached the age of 19 before admission, and 231 men and 617 women had reached the age of 22. My information does not enable me to say how many have had more than twelve months' experience in an occupation other than teaching.


Does the right hon. Gentleman consider this number adequate to meet the demand under the new Bill?

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