§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students have been admitted to courses of initial training at colleges of education in England and Wales for the academic year 1966–67; and what are the total student numbers for these colleges.
§ Mr. Crosland
Non-graduate entrants to initial training courses at the general, housecraft and physical education colleges number about 33,400—over 4,000 more than last year; the total includes estimated figures for a few courses beginning later in the academic year. The pprovisional figure for the total student population in the colleges is 84,000, over 11,000 more than a year ago. This represents an outstanding achievement on the part of the colleges.