§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many teachers of the deaf (i) are in training now and (ii) were in training five years ago;
(2) how many colleges train teachers for the deaf.
§ Mr. Armstrong
In the current academic year 126 recognised students and serving teachers were enrolled for the courses of training offered at three universities and one college of education. The corresponding figure for 1969–70 was 96. Training may also be undertaken by part-time study leading to the award of the Diploma of the National College of Teachers of the Deaf. This qualification was obtained by 47 teachers in 1974, compared with 22 in 1969.