HC Deb 01 April 1946 vol 421 cc134-5W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Education the position of tutors, appointed to the new training colleges, who were holding temporary jobs during the war and so could not be seconded; the position of those asked by education committes to resign their posts on the undertaking that when no longer required by her Department as tutors they could either be reappointed to their old schools, or receive a new appointment equal in all respects to their former posts; and if all these are entitled to removal expenses.

Miss Wilkinson:

Teachers holding temporary posts who apply for and receive posts in Emergency Training Colleges will hold such appointments as long as they are needed or as they may wish (subject to the usual period of notice) and will then have the opportunity of seeking what employment they choose. In the case of teachers holding permanent posts, who wish to be seconded, arrangements are usually made for the local education authority or governing body by which they have been employed to keep their post or a corresponding post open for them to return to when their Emergency Training College work comes to an end. Any teacher who is not satisfied about his prospects is, of course, at liberty to refuse the Emergency Training College post offered to him. Payment of removal expenses is not dependent on secondment. All tutors appointed to posts in Emergency Training Colleges are eligible for consideration for this payment in accordance with the actual circumstances of their case.

Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Education if she will give the names of the emergency training colleges now opened; the dates they were due to open and the dates they actually opened; and if she will give a list of those it is still intended to open, indicating the dates they will open.

Miss Wilkinson:

The following is a list of emergency training colleges opened or projected with actual or prospective dates of opening:

(a) Colleges already opened.
College. Date of opening
Herts., Wall Hall T.C., Nr. Watford. 5. 5.45
Warwickshire. Exhall T.C. Coventry. 1. 6.45
Northumberland, Alnwick T.C. 3. 9.45
London, Camden T C. 15.20.45
Essex, Forest T.C. Walthamstow. 29.10.45
Middlesex, Hampton T.C. 13.11.45
Birmingham, City of Birmingham T.C. 30. 1.46
Manchester, Didsbury T.C. 31. 1.46
Denbighshire, Wrexham T.C. 4. 2.46
Devon, Exmouth T.C. 14. 2.46
London, Borthwick T.C. 25. 2.46
Bucks., Newland Park T.C. 1. 3.46
Peterborough T.C. 19. 3.46
Worcestershire, Kidderminster T.C. 25. 3.46
(b) Colleges not yet opened.
Durham, Wynyard Hall 29. 3.40
Worcester May. 1946
Staffs., Swynnerton, Drake Hall (men). „1946
Staffs., Sywnnerton. Drake Hall (women). early July, 1946
Coventry, Kirkby Corner June, 1946
Cheltenham (men) „1946
„ (women) August, 1946
Llandrindod Wells uncertain
Watford, Leavesden Green
London, Wandsworth
Lancs., Padgate
„Bamber Bridge
Surrey, Cooper's Hill
Norfolk, Wymondham
Cambs., Wimpole Park
Staffs., Swynnerton, Nelson Hostel

The opening date of an emergency training college is determined by the date of completion of the necessary alterations. In present circumstances, completion dates cannot be accurately predicted far in advance. A number of other possibilities are being considered and the above list is, therefore, not yet complete.

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