§ Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many graduates applied for places in the professional training courses in departments and colleges of education for the sessions 1967–68 and 1968–69, respectively; and how many such graduates were accepted in each year in university departments of education and in colleges of education, respectively.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
According to the Graduate Teacher Training Registry, 5,269 graduates applied for professional training courses, in 1967–68 and did not withdraw. 4,239 graduates were accepted by university departments of education and 983 by colleges of education. The 1968–69 analysis of applications by the Registry is not yet available. Preliminary indications are that about 4,600 graduates have been accepted by university departments of education and about 1,500 by colleges of education.