§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what number of students successfully completed courses of teacher training in Wales for the last year for which the figures are available; and what number of first appointments were made by Welsh authorities during that year.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
About 2,400 students, including those from England and from abroad successfully completed courses of initial training in Wales in the academic year 1967–68. 1,113 qualified teachers took up their first permanent teaching appointment in maintained primary or secondary schools in Wales in the year ending 1st October, 1968. The pupil/teacher ratio in Wales as a whole is well below that in England.