HC Deb 24 April 1959 vol 604 cc71-2W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Education how many students are enrolled in teachers' training colleges at the nearest convenient date; and what is the expected intake during the period 1959–60.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

28,318 students are at present following courses of initial training in general, housecraft and physical education training colleges. 14,431 of them were admitted at the beginning of the academic year 1958–59.

Scheme Starting date Estimated Completion date Estimated Total cost £
1. A.80—Improvement from Luggie Water to West of Cumbernauld. April, 1958. Spring, 1960. 434,000
*2. A.80—Muirhead Diversion January, 1959. Early Summer, 1960. 170,000
3. A.74—Improvement from Dalmakethar to North of Lockerbie. July, 1958. Autumn, 1960. 518,000
4. A.830—Improvement from Glenfinnan to Lochailort November, 1958. End, 1961. 420,000
5. A.884—Reconstruction of 3¼ miles of Achleck-Lochaline Pier Road. July, 1958. Spring, 1960. 155,000
6. Forth Road Bridge—Construction of bridge and approach roads. September, 1958. 1963–64 16,000,000
7. A.911—Improvement at Lothrie Burn Leslie March, 1959. Spring, 1961. 111,000
8. A.911—Diversion at Glenrothes New Town March, 1959. Spring, 1961. 140,000
* Note.—This item is the third and final subsection, let as a separate contract, of the scheme for the reconstruction of the Glosgow-Stirling Road, A.80, from Cardowan Road, Stepps, to Mollinsburn.

More than 14,000 have already been accepted for 1959–60, and the final figure may be some hundreds higher than in 1958–59.