HC Deb 15 January 1964 vol 687 cc38-9W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Education if he will give for each of the years since 1951 the respective number of male and female students starting and completing training courses in teachers training colleges, together with the corresponding percentages of wastage for each group.

Sir E. Boyle

The general picture is given in the following table:

Organisation Council for a mixed-manned force based on the TSR 2.

Mr. Thorneycroft

In my speech to the North Atlantic Council on 17th December, I drew attention to the very large numbers of strategic nuclear weapons already existing or planned, and suggested that in considering plans such as the mixed-manned proposal or cooperation in the targeting, planning and other aspects of control of nuclear weapons, there was good reason to examine the possibility of schemes which made full use of existing or projected tactical weapons rather than contemplating the very heavy cost of constructing more strategic ones of the same type as those already in existence. It would, for example, probably be possible to devise a mixed-manned force of land-based missiles and aircraft just as easily or perhaps more easily than a sea-borne nuclear force.