HC Deb 01 February 1962 vol 652 cc112-3W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education if the adverse comments of training college authorities who have rejected candidates at their first interview are passed on to other training college authorities interviewing candidates for their second, third or later choice of college.

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. I understand that these interview reports, which usefully add a training college point of view to the report from the candidate's school are of considerable help in the subsequent handling of candidates who are not immediately successful. As there are so many colleges and candidates (141 and 23,000 in 1961–62) some such system appears desirable if subsequent interviewing is to kept to manageable proportions for both the colleges and the candidates.