HC Deb 21 July 1960 vol 627 cc58-9W
64. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education if he will arrange for that number of the 2,000 men who have applied for training college places, have satisfactory qualifications but are unlikely to be accepted owing to the shortage of places, to be offered temporary posts in schools next September, given part-time tuition by the area training organisations and to be admitted to training colleges early in 1961 so that they can qualify for their teacher's certificate as if they had begun their courses in September, 1960.

Sir D. Eccles

I do not see how, given the training places available at any one time, the hon. Member's suggestion would work. More men will be admitted to training this coming September than ever before, and most of the unsuccessful applicants would not be likely to be suitable for courses of less than the normal length.