HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 cc528-9W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has received about 1977 intakes to teacher training courses; and what he has decided.

Mr. Mulley

My advisory Committee on the Supply and Training of Teachers recommended that 15,000 non-graduate students and 11,000 graduate students should be admitted to training in September 1977. In view of the prospective over-supply of teachers, I have decided that it would be wise to limit the entry in 1977 to 12,000 non-graduate students and 10,000 graduates.

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