HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc644-5W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in which parliamentary constituencies initial teacher training is proposed to be terminated following the statement on 24th January, Official Report, c. 962–84.

Mr. Oakes

My right hon. Friend's proposals include the ending of initial teacher training at institutions in the following constituencies:


  • Bassetlaw.
  • Bromsgrove and Redditch.
  • Buckingham.
  • Chesham and Amersham.
  • Chislehurst
  • Chorley.
  • Doncaster.
  • Dover and Deal.
  • Ealing, Acton.
  • Falmouth and Camborne.
  • Gloucester.
  • Guildford.
  • Harwich.
  • Hexham.
  • Honiton.
  • Horsham and Crawley
  • Streatham.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, North.
  • Newton.
  • North Fylde.
  • Peterborough.
  • Pontefract and Castleford.
  • 645
  • Portsmouth. South
  • Scarborough.
  • Shipley.
  • St. Marylebone.


  • Barry.
  • Swansea, West.

Mr. Rippon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teacher training places were available, and in how many colleges, north of the Tyne in 1974, 1975 and 1976; and how many she estimates will be available in 1981 and in how many colleges.

Mr. Oakes

The number of full-time students in training was 3,473 in five institutions, 3,133 in five institutions and 2,483 in four institutions respectively. The implementation of my right hon. Friend's proposals would result in provision being concentrated in Newcastle Polytechnic, with 900 places. All these figures exclude the provision in the University of Newcastle School of Education.

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