HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c841W
Mr. Ede

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many men and women, respectively, have been admitted to the training colleges for teachers this autumn and what were the comparable figures for 1939?

Mr. Lindsay

The Board have now received returns from 97 of the 105 Training Colleges and Training Departments. These returns show that the numbers of students admitted this year as compared with last year are as follows:

1939. 1938.
Men 1,822 1,980
Women 4,066 4,367
Total 5,888 6,347
The 1939 admissions for these institutions are therefore nearly 93 per cent. of those for 1938.