HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c191W
86. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education why in view of the recommendations of the McNair Report he gave his approval to the decision that when the Clapham and Streatham Hill Froebel College is taken over next year by the London County Council and incorporated in the new college at Wandsworth, the long established three-year training course is to be reduced to a two-year one.

Mr. Tomlinson

The McNair Committee recommended the general introduction of a three-year course. having regard to the present supply of teachers, I have not yet found it possible to fix a date for giving effect to this recommendation, and for this reason I should not feel justified in approving the immediate introduction of the three-year course at a college which will be fully maintained from public funds.