HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 c594
18. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education whether he will make representations to the representatives of local authorities who are due to report to him on grants made to students in training colleges to expedite their report; and whether he will consult other educational bodies about their grants.

25. Miss Bacon

asked the Minister of Education if he is now in a position to give any information about grants to intending teachers in training colleges.

Sir D. Eccles

I have just received this report and hope shortly to discuss it with the local authority associations.

Mr. Willey

Again, having achieved the basic purpose of getting the report, will the right hon. Gentleman once more expedite consideration of this matter, because the situation is embarrassing local authorities.

Miss Bacon

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many local authorities are using the fact that the report has not been published for delaying any action about training college grants? Will he therefore regard it as a matter of very great urgency?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes, I will. But I have had only three days to look at the report.