§ 1. Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to provide a new teachers' training college with a view to relieving the existing overcrowding situation; and where he proposes to site it.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Niall Macpherson)
My right hon. Friend hopes shortly to make Regulations empowering the Scottish Council for the Training of Teachers to undertake the provision of a new college of education in the West of Scotland. The council recommended that the new college should be sited in the Hamilton area.
§ Mr. Dempsey
May I say to the Minister that I am very grateful to him for making that statement in view of the pressure on accommodation and that I am quite sure that everyone will be very happy about what he has said?