HC Deb 11 May 1972 vol 836 cc401-2W
26. Miss Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many colleges of education are now training students in the education of preschool children; and how many such trained teachers will be leaving colleges this year.

Mrs. Thatcher:

There are 43 colleges providing training specifically for teachers of pre-school children, and some 1,300 teachers are expected to complete such training this year.