§ Mr. CROOKE
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of vacancies for women students in the training colleges of England and Wales for 1926; the number of applicants for admission during the same period; and the corresponding figures for the training colleges for men?
Duchess of ATHOLL
The number of candidates admitted to training colleges in England and Wales in 1926 was 7,735 (2,102 men and 5,633 women), and this number may be taken to represent, approximately, the number of vacancies. My right hon. Friend has no information1414W regarding the number of applicants for admission to the various colleges for the same period. In any case, the figures would be unreliable, since the majority of candidates snake application to more than one college.