HC Deb 23 July 1965 vol 716 c279W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many inquiries he has now received as a result of his teacher-recruiting publicity campaign; and how many have resulted in definite commitments to undertake teaching training this autumn.

Mr. Ross

Since the Special Recruitment Scheme campaign was launched on 12th April 10,645 enquiries have been received. 808 firm applications have been made to the colleges of education, and of those who have been interviewed so far 200 have been given firm offers of financial assistance during courses of study or training leading eventually to teaching qualifications. Another 117 have been accepted subject to the results of examinations which they have taken.