HC Deb 20 May 1946 vol 423 c27W
133. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education what is the present number of students in emergency colleges; how many are ex-Servicemen and women; and how many such' colleges are now in operation.

Mr. Hardman

Seventeen emergency training colleges are now open, with 3,250 students; in addition 75 students are taking emergency courses at permanent Training Colleges. Of the total 2,045 are men and 1,280 are women. 1,114 men and 119 women are ex-Service.

134. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education how many applications for emergency college training have been received; how many have been approved; and how many students are awaiting entry.

Mr. Hardman

Up to 2nd May, 1946, the total number of applications received, less withdrawals, was 57,300. Of these 17,800 applicants had been accepted as suitable for training; and 14,400 of them were awaiting entry to a Training College.