HC Deb 26 June 1959 vol 607 cc166-7W
Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Education for how many men and women candidates for teachers' training colleges vacancies are not expected to be available this year; and to what extent those considered are in other respects considered suitable to be trained as teachers.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Members for Southampton, Itchen (Dr. King) and Dartford, Mr. Sydney Irving on Thursday, 25th June.

Mr. Jennings

asked the Minister of Education what plans he has for further expansion of teacher training colleges.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I have decided to put in hand forthwith a programme of 4,000 training college places in addition to the 12,000 which I announced last September. The further 4,000 will be provided by 1964 at the latest.