HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 cc161-2W
86. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education on what date his Department approached the universities through the Vice-Chancellor's Committee, about the shortage of mathematics graduates; and what was the nature of the approach.

Sir D. Eccles

On 26th May, the Chairman of the Mathematics Working Party of the National Advisory Council on the Training and Supply of Teachers wrote to the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals. This was preceded by some months of informal discussions between officers of the Ministry, members of the Teachers Advisory Council, and university and school teachers.