HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 cc433-4W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to restrict entry to the three-year primary diploma courses in the colleges of education starting in October, 1972; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Entrants to the three-year course this year will not be available for work in the schools until 1975–76. I estimate that with an intake this year of about 2,500 students sufficient new teachers will become available in 1975–76 to enable education authorities to achieve the improved staffing standards in primary schools set for that year vide separate figures of expenditure on particular elements of the social work services.

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