HC Deb 21 July 1960 vol 627 c60W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education why, in view of the Crowther Committee's recommendation to raise the school leaving age to 16 in the earlier part of the period 1966–69, he proposes to taper off the teacher training programme so that the last 2,500 additional teachers cannot he in the schools until the autumn of 1969.

Sir D. Eccles

The building of the final 8,000 new training college places over three years will help to spread the general investment load and will not significantly delay the elimination of oversize classes which is our first priority.