HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 c257W
11. Mr. Mulley

asked the Minister of Education if she will award grants for the full three years to students of those training colleges where three-year courses for training teachers are provided; how many colleges provide only three-year courses; how many additional grants would be involved; and at what annual cost.

Miss Horsbrugh

There are three teacher training colleges which provide a three-year course in association with the Froebel Foundation and at which my Department's grants are available only for the last two years of the course. I cannot extend my grants at these colleges to three years at a time when other courses of general training remain at two years. Additional grants to some 190 students each year would be involved at an annual cost of about £55,000.