HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c198W
101. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Education how many teachers were in training in 1938 and how many in 1948; and how many children there were to each teacher in each of these two years.

Mr. Tomlinson

The number of teachers in training in permanent training colleges and in the professional year at University Training Departments was 11,741 at the end of 1938, and 19,709 at the end of 1948. At the later date there were also 9,725 teachers in training under the Emergency Training Scheme. In January, 1948, there were 27.4 pupils for each full-time teacher in primary and secondary (other than nursery or special) schools maintained or assisted by local education authorities. The comparable figure for March, 1938, was 29.4.