HC Deb 09 March 1961 vol 636 cc664-5
18. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education how many graduates entered university departments of education for a course of professional training in 1960.

Sir D. Eccles

The provisional figures are 1,900 men and 1,260 women.

Mr. Willey

Again, these figures do not show the improvement shown in previous years. Will the Minister do his best to encourage the scheme? Further, will he say what attention the National Advisory Council is giving to this, and when we may expect further expansion in the number of places in educational institutions?

Sir D. Eccles

I think that the ending of National Service has had something to do with the failure of this figure to improve as in previous years. The whole matter is under consideration by the National Advisory Council.

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