HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 cc349-50W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of teachers in training in Wales in 1970 and 1971; what is the number proposed for 1973; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. van Straubenzee

There were 6,315 and 6,292 students in training in Colleges of Education in Wales in 1970 and 1971 respectively. For 1972–73 and subsequent years the agreed target is 6,400. In addition about 850 places each year are provided in University Departments of Education and the Art Teacher Training Centre in Cardiff.