§ Mr. TURNER
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of teachers discharged from the training colleges of England and Wales at the end of the 1923 term, and the number, if any, who have not received appointments?1567W
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
The latest information at my disposal is based on returns received from the training colleges at the beginning of April. These return show that out of 7,271 students who left the colleges in July, 1923, and about whom the authorities of the colleges possessed information, 6,268 (86.2 per cent.) had then obtained teaching posts, 177 (2.4 per cent.) had not attempted to obtain posts, and 826 (11.4 per cent.) had failed to obtain posts.