§ 54. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that there are considerable numbers of girls leaving sixth forms of secondary schools who have applied for places at teachers' training colleges for the coming session, 1958–59, and have not been accepted, and that this is causing anxiety to their 105W parents; whether he will state the number of girls not accepted last year; what he estimates will be the number of applicants not accepted this year; and what action he intends to take in this matter.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
I know that more girls are applying for 1958–59 than the colleges can take. I do not know the number of unsuccessful candidates for either 1957–58 or 1958–59. I have asked the colleges to take as many suitable students as they can.