HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 c460W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of places on courses of training for the post graduate diploma in the teaching of the mentally handicapped approved for 1976–77; and what were the figures for the previous two years.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

Two courses of initial training for a minimum combined intake of 27 graduates intending to teach mentally handicapped children have been approved on an experimental basis. The combined intake for 1974–75 and 1975–76 was 31 and 47 respectively. I am not aware of any intentions to discontinue this provision.