§ 17. Mr. Gerald Williams
asked the Minister of Education what percentage of those training at county council training colleges for teachers take the course on religion.
§ Mr. Hardman
About 45 per cent, of all the students in training colleges provided by local education authorities are taking a course in religious knowledge as part of their regular course of training.
§ Mr. Williams
May I say that that is very much better than I thought it was, and may I express the hope that, as the teaching of religion in schools is compulsory, the Minister will take steps to encourage teachers to take courses on how to teach religion?